Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) has fired back at Democrat President Joe Biden for trying to downplay inflation.
Stefanik was responding after Biden made an astounding statement that the “economy is strong as hell.”
While eating ice cream during a much-maligned press event, Biden said:
“I’m not concerned about the strength of the dollar, I’m concerned about the rest of the world.
“Does that make sense?
“Our economy is strong as hell,” he claimed.
“It’s worldwide inflation that’s consequential.”
Biden: “I’m not concerned about the strength of the dollar, I’m concerned about the rest of the world. Does that make sense? Our economy is strong as hell. It’s worldwide inflation that’s consequential.” pic.twitter.com/1Eskv8O96l
— unusual_whales (@unusual_whales) October 16, 2022
Enter Stefanik, the third-ranking House Republican, who said: “Shame on Joe Biden, shame on his entire administration that said, you know, either they said inflation wasn’t a big issue or it’s not here to stay.
“It’s incredibly painful.
“It continues to go up and up and up.
“And the people who are suffering are the American people.
“So people are feeling it. It’s more than just numbers.
“It’s impacting the bottom line. It’s a pay cut on every American.
“People want safety and security.
“They want to change.
“They want a check and balance on Joe Biden.
“So I think Republicans are going to have a big year.
“We need to win back five seats, and we retake the majority.
“Bidenflation has been a tax on every American
“And it’s one of, it’s the top reason why I believe that we’re going to have a big Republican year because people want to stop the trillions of reckless spending that has happened under a single-party Democrat rule.”
“That’s just New York alone, traditionally a blue state where we have a huge opportunity to pick up those seats,” the New York Republican said talking about upset races the GOP could win this year.
“This will be the year of the Republican woman again, and specifically the year of the Latina Republican woman with the amazing Hispanic women Republican candidates we have running in these races that are going to flip these seats,” she said.
Joe Biden: The economy is “strong as hell.”
Real America: “No it’s not.”
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) October 17, 2022