Josh Hawley Calls for Biden to ‘Step Down Now’

Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) has dropped the hammer on Joe Biden, calling for the Democrat president to “step down now.”

Hawley blasted Biden after the latest inflation numbers stunned economists.

Jacki Kotkiewicz, director of policy research for the GOP, posted the awful stats:

“Overall CPI: +8.6% since last year, Gas: +48.7%, Fuel Oil: +106.7%, Meat, Poultry, & Fish: +13.1%, Milk: +15.9%, Eggs: +32.2%, Coffee: +15.3%, Used Cars: +16.1%, Airline Fares: +37.8%, Real Average Hourly Earnings: -3%.”

Hawley saw the numbers and called on Joe Biden to resign if he is not up to the job. Hawley said on social media: “Wow – inflation off the charts. Joe Biden’s destruction of the middle class continues.”

“Joe Biden’s war on American families continues. His policies have pushed inflation to generational highs, and he still won’t take any responsibility,” Hawley told Fox News.

“If he can’t do the job, he should step down now.”

Biden made it worse by passing the buck yesterday. He said: “Today’s report underscores why I have made fighting inflation my top economic priority.

“While it is good to see critical “core” inflation moderating, it is not coming down as sharply and as quickly as we must see.

“Putin’s Price Hike hit hard in May here and around the world: high gas prices at the pump, energy, and food prices accounted for around half of the monthly price increases, and gas pump prices are up by $2 a gallon in many places since Russian troops began to threaten Ukraine.

“Even as we continue our work to defend freedom in Ukraine, we must do more—and quickly—to get prices down here in the United States.

“My Administration will continue to do everything we can to lower prices for the American people. Congress must act urgently as well.

“I call on Congress to pass a bill to cut shipping costs this month, and get it to my desk, so we can lower the price of goods.

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“And, I call on Congress to pass legislation to cut costs for families like energy bills and prescription drugs.

“The deficit has come down more under my watch as President than at any time in history, but if Congress would pass tax reform to make the wealthiest Americans and big corporations pay their fair share, we could reduce this inflationary pressure even more.

“These are the most significant things Congress can do to help families now and complement the Federal Reserve’s efforts to bring inflation down.

“Prices at the pump are a major part of inflation, and the war in Ukraine is a major cause of that. The United States is on track to produce a record amount of oil next year, and I am working with the industry to accelerate this output.

“But it is also important that the oil and gas and refining industries in this country not use the challenge created by the war in Ukraine as a reason to make things worse for families with excessive profit taking or price hikes.

“We all have work to do to get inflation down. What will not help is the plan by some Republicans in Congress to raise taxes on the middle class and working families. That would be a step in the wrong direction, and I strongly oppose it,” he said.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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