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Sen Hawley Destroys Biden Energy Secretary on Soaring Gas Prices



As gas prices soar, and drive up prices for food and other essentials, this update from Spencer Brown of Townhall.com:
On Thursday morning in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm repeatedly refused to acknowledge that the Biden administration’s war on U.S. energy had caused gas prices to rise since the president took office and started cracking down on domestic energy production.
Even after Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri laid out the proof of the Biden administration’s anti-fossil fuel policies that have limited supply and driven up costs, Granholm still wouldn’t accept any responsibility for the soaring cost of gas as the national average for regular unleaded hit another all-time high on Thursday morning.
“Today in the State of Missouri, the average price of gasoline is $4.10,” Hawley noted, adding the “average price of diesel is $5.18. And I’m sure you’ve seen the reporting this morning that now AAA is projecting that gas prices will hit a national average — average — of $6 a gallon by the month of August, he said. “Is this acceptable to you?”
“No, it is not,” Secretary Granholm claimed before saying “you can thank the activity of Vladimir Putin for invading Ukraine,” another Biden administration blame-shifting attempt.
“Oh nonsense,” Hawley interjected. “With all due respect, Madam Secretary, that’s utter nonsense.”
“In January of 2021, the average gas price in my state was $2.07,” Hawley reminded Granholm. “Eight months later, long before Vladimir Putin invaded, that price was up 30 percent and has been going up consistently since. What are you doing to reverse this administration’s policies that are drawing down our own supply of energy in this country, that are throttling oil and gas production in the United states of America – what are you doing about it?” he asked.

If Granholm and Biden were serious about increasing supply in order to bring down prices, they wouldn’t be making a national pastime out of canceling oil and gas leases, canceling projects, and demonizing the U.S. energy industry. Even Granholm has previously admitted this is all part of the “transition” away from fossil fuels, one that will be painful for Americans — but Biden and Granholm don’t seem to care.

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