Democrat President Joe Biden has described the high gas prices, that are crippling families across America, as an “incredible transition” into green energy.
Biden made the comments during a press conference on his Asia trip while trying to spin the crisis.
“The price of gas 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,” Biden told reporters.
“It’s affecting a lot of families.
“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 said releasing part of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve was meant to stop the gas price spike “from getting worse — and it’s bad.”
Joe Biden: “When it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an INCREDIBLE transition” pic.twitter.com/8TGnc7vFa8
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GOP politicians pounced after Biden’s statement:
“Democrats are celebrating the higher gas prices Americans are paying,” the National Republican Congressional Committee said.
“Biden refers to the skyrocketing gas prices as an ‘incredible transition’,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) said.
“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.”
“Allow me to translate this: The Biden Administration is prepared to let your family suffer economically to advance their climate agenda,” Texas Republican congressional candidate Wesley Hunt said.
“It’s a ‘transition,’ alright.
“A transition into poverty. This is socialism.”
“Translation: I am intentionally forcing up fossil prices and inflation to advance my twisted climate agenda,” Fox News contributor Steve Milloy said.
WATCH → Biden refers to the skyrocketing gas prices as an “incredible transition.”
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. pic.twitter.com/XOD0P243vC
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) May 23, 2022