Show-Me Senator Josh Hawley On Blaming Putin For High Gas Prices: Nonsense!!!

In this report, the conservative Missouri Senator rebukes a rhetorical tactic from Democratic Party supporters and bureaucrats . . .

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Citing the cost of gasoline in his home state of Missouri, as well as projections for even higher gasoline prices during the summer months, Hawley asked Granholm whether she believed the current energy crisis Americans are facing is "acceptable."

"No it is not," she said. "And you can thank the activity of Vladimir Putin for invading Ukraine and pulling essentially–"

"Oh nonsense," Hawley interjected. "With all due respect, madam secretary, that's utter nonsense. In January 2021, the average gas price in my state was $2.07. Eight months later, eight months later, long before Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, that price was up over 30% and it's been going up consistently since. What are you doing to reverse this administration's policies that are drawing down our own supply of energy in this country that are throttling oil and gas production in the United States?"

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