White House still can’t provide details on how it plans to lower gas prices

With the holidays approaching and more motorists expected to hit the road, the skyrocketing cost of gas is hitting American drivers in the pocketbook, hard. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight, at least according to a top spokesperson for the White House.

According to the Washington Examiner, White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was pressed for the second day in a row on what the Biden administration plans to do about the situation, and once again, she couldn’t provide any real answers, whatsoever. 

“I don’t have anything specific for you. I can just tell you what we’ve been doing here, which is calling on OPEC to increase their supply,” Jean-Pierre said.

On Monday, Jean-Pierre provided reporters with virtually the same answer, saying that the White House has “tools” in its “tool belt,” but wouldn’t elaborate further.

A real crisis

While many of the day’s hottest political issues are partisan in nature, the rising cost of gas is one of the few that’s bipartisan in nature, as most Americans rely on the gas pump for work, pleasure, and travel.

The crisis has become so bad that even Senate Democrats have decided to get involved by penning a letter to President Joe Biden in which they urged him to tap into America’s emergency supply of oil, and to temporarily ban exports of oil in order to help bring prices down and keep a plentiful supply here at home.

Adding to the growing list of problems facing Biden’s embattled White House is controversy over the consideration of closing the Line 5 pipeline — a crucial artery for oil importation from Western Canada.

Jean-Pierre admitted on Monday that the administration is considering the “economic consequences” of shuttering the pipeline.

Logic tells the rest of the country that closing down that pipeline in the middle of Biden’s energy crisis would spell absolute disaster for America as a whole.

Republicans fight back

A group of Republicans fired off a letter to President Biden last week imploring him not to shutter the Line 5 pipeline, warning the president that such an action would be devastating to numerous industries, and the American consumer.

“This irresponsible action will hurt farmers, businesses, and families. President Biden has already done enough to weaken America’s energy security and international alliances, and the consequences of terminating Line 5 would only heighten these growing challenges,” the letter read, according to the New York Post.

It seems as if the current White House leadership is woefully unprepared to deal with the most pressing issues at hand, and in addition, their only move, so far, is to not talk about it.

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