Biden Celebrates High Gas Prices

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Biden has sparked massive frustration.

On Monday (May 23), during a joint press conference with Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, President Joe Biden said the U.S. is going through an “incredible transition” away from fossil fuels because of the skyrocketing gas prices.

“Here’s the situation. And when it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger, and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over,” Biden stated, seemingly justifying the high gas prices Americans are experiencing.

Biden’s remarks come as the American Automobile Association has revealed the rising gas prices are “unprecedented,” with the average price for a gallon of gas being $4.56 on Monday, a $0.40 increase from a month ago.

However, in states like California, the average price per gallon of regular gas reached $6.06 on Monday.

During the press conference, Biden also touted his administration’s steps to prevent the price at the pump from skyrocketing further, pointing to the release of 1 million barrels of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

“And what I’ve been able to do to keep it from getting even worse — and it’s bad. The price at the pump is something that I told you — you heard me say before — it would be a matter of great discussion at my kitchen table when I was a kid growing up. It’s affecting a lot of families,” Biden stated.

He then pointed to the release of the barrels, adding that “It’s helped, but it’s not been enough.”

Following Biden’s remarks, several Republicans ridiculed the President stating that he is now “saying the quiet part out loud.”

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) tweeted, “They’re saying the quiet part out loud now. They’re causing you pain at the pump because it’s all part of their radical agenda.”