Democrat leaders on Wednesday refused to take responsibility for their bad policies that have led to stunningly high gas prices and record-breaking inflation, falsely proclaiming that Americans blame oil companies for the surge in prices since President Biden took office.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blamed Russia and coronavirus-related supply chain issues for the high prices: Americans “know that Russia’s unprovoked, vicious, nasty, bitter, invasion of Ukraine has led to higher prices at the pump. They know that COVID-related supply issues have caused shortages at a time when demand is skyrocketing.”
“No, I don’t think the public is blaming Democrats,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said. “I think they’re blaming oil companies. They will blame all of us if we don’t do something about the fossil fuel industry.”
If “the Republicans are standing in the way” of the plan to “free the consumer of the stranglehold of big oil, you think they’re going to blame that on a Democrat?” Pelosi asked.