Biden claims he lowered gas prices, but they’re still rising

President Joe Biden bragged he has brought down gas prices, though the average price is $1.50 per gallon higher than when he took office.

Biden’s remarks were captured in a weekend video aired on CNBC regarding the president’s so-called successes during his time in office.

The comments

Biden said gas prices are “inching up because of what the Russians & the Saudis just did.”

He added that “there’s nothing beyond the capacity if we work together.” But it’s his own domestic oil production policies that are increasing gas prices.

The problem

“With due respect, the reason you have high prices in the United States is because you have a refining shortage that has been in existence for more than 20 years. You haven’t built refineries in decades,” Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News.

“Oil is not a weapon. It’s not a fighter plane. It’s not a tank. You can’t shoot it. You can’t do anything with it. We look at oil as a commodity and we look at oil as important to the global economy in which we have a huge stake. The idea that Saudi Arabia would do this to harm the U.S. or to be in any way politically involved is absolutely not correct at all,” he added.

The evidence is clear that prices are still far higher under Biden than under the previous administration.

It’s also undeniable that the leading cause of the problem is the lack of production in the U.S., not the lack of access to oil from the Middle East.

The facts don’t fit the comments. Instead, Biden continues to blast conservatives over his own problems, failing to take responsibility for his failures in office.