President Joe Biden, during a recent town hall event hosted by CNN, admitted that he has no real answer to the astronomical gas prices that Americans have experienced since he took office earlier this year, and especially as of late.
In addition, Biden tried to blame the situation on others.
Fox Business reports that gas prices across the country are at a seven-year high.
At one point during Thursday’s town hall event, host Anderson Cooper asked Biden, “Do you have a timeline for gas prices of when you think they may start coming down?”
“My guess is you’ll start to see gas prices come down as we get by, and going into the winter, I mean excuse me, into next year in 2022,” Biden replied.
Biden went on to admit that he doesn’t “see anything in the meantime that is going to significantly reduce gas prices,” adding, “but I must tell you, I don’t have a near-term answer.”
Given his plummeting polling numbers and overall decline in popularity, that probably wasn’t the best answer he could have provided.
What’s going on?
Currently, just about every state, except Texas and Oklahoma, have gas prices above $3 per gallon, although Texas and Oklahoma are expected to soon join that list. In some places, such as California, the gas prices are as high as $7 per gallon. The national average sits at around $3.35 per gallon.
According to Biden, just about everything has caused this except the policies of his own administration. On Thursday, he tried to place a large portion of the blame on OPEC and other Middle Eastern oil producers. He also suggested that Saudi Arabia could be key to whether America’s gas prices come down, although he expressed a reluctance to speak with Middle Eastern countries about the issue.
Others, including Republicans, argue that the soaring gas prices, by and large, have resulted from Biden’s presidency. Specifically, they believe it began with Biden shutting down the Keystone XL pipeline. Since then, he has pushed countless policies, including his bloated $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” agenda, that look to move toward green energy.
Accordingly, his Republican critics argue that the gas price situation will not improve anytime soon because Biden and the Democrats simply do not want it to improve. They want to move on to green energy.
Whatever side you’re on, one thing is for sure: The American people are deeply concerned about the country’s economy under Biden’s administration.According to Breitbart, polls indicate that for an overwhelming majority of Americans, the rising price of gas is a huge concern.