Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has unloaded on Joe Biden and his “climate czar” John Kerry over the Democrat President’s praise of rising gas prices.
Biden called the crisis “an incredible transition” to green energy that he claims would make us stronger on the other side.
Cruz fired back at Biden’s elitist viewpoint, saying: “Joe Biden isn’t unhappy about high gas prices.
“He’s in Tokyo, celebrating, saying, it’s ‘an incredible transition.’
“Yeah, incredible for you, you fly a damn 747 where the taxpayers pay for your jet fuel.
“What Joe Biden is saying is, if you, at home, if you drive a pickup truck, to hell with you, you can’t drive your pickup truck.
“If you have a Suburban, you’ve got to get rid of that.
“If you’ve got a minivan, you’ve got to get rid of that,” the Texas senator said.
“We’re all getting Toyota Priuses, although, he’s going to pitch it as, we’re all getting Teslas, but apparently, someone’s going to give us 100 grand to get one.
“It is the most arrogant contempt for working men and women in this country, and that is the view of the hard left, let them eat cake.
“John Kerry, as he flies his private jet all over the globe, says, gosh, you’ve got to give up your pickup truck.
“Because I care so much about the environment and it’s just — it’s cruel and messed up, and I think the American people are really seeing it.”
Biden said: “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.
“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.”
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