Maria Rep. was interviewed on Mornings. Guy Reschenthaler said that the Biden administration and the radical left have declared war on domestic energy production, and it is convenient for the administration to blame Putin for record-high gas prices.
GUY RESCHENTHALER: Well, I'd like to give the secretary the benefit of the doubt, but in this case she's either lying or just ignorant of the facts, both of which you wouldn't expect in an administrator. If you look at it, the reason the gas prices are so high is because Joe Biden and the radical left have declared a war on U.S. energy production. Maria, day number one, has ended up cancelling the Keystone XL pipeline. Even before that, he said that he was going to ban drilling on federal land, he also said he was going to phase out hydrocarbons during the Democrat debate. That dries up investment and dries up capital going into the energy sector. That's even if you get the approval to get the permits to get pipelines and other oil and gas infrastructure in place. It's convenient for them to turn around, blame Putin. The American people are too sophisticated for that because they know that gas prices have gone up literally every month since Joe Biden took office for a year before Putin invaded Ukraine. Gas was already up a dollar a gallon over what it was when President Trump was elected.