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CNN Reporter Claims People Are ‘Okay’ With High Gas Prices As Long As Putin Is ‘Held Accountable’

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CNN Business and Politics correspondent Vanessa Yurkevich said Tuesday that people are “okay” with paying high gas prices if it “holds Russia accountable.”

“If you look at it globally, if the European Union decides to do something similar as to what President Biden is going to be doing in his announcement,” she told CNN’s Kate Bolduan. “Stopping all Russian imports and energy into the country. That could have a significant ripple effect on the global energy market, then pushing prices here at home at the pump a lot higher. People we’ve spoken to over the last couple weeks, they’re okay with paying higher prices if it means holding Russia accountable for what they are doing in Ukraine.”

Yurkevich said gas prices are likely going to surge higher with the Tuesday ban on all new imports of Russian oil and gas. The cost of gas recently exceeded $4 per gallon, the highest recorded price ever recorded in the U. S.

“We’ll see how they feel in the next week or so,” Yu… (Read more)

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