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Psaki Claims Keystone Xl Pipeline Would Make No Difference For Rising Gas Prices

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki suggested Monday that the Keystone XL Pipeline, the construction of which President Biden canceled on his first day in office, would not have made a difference in the nation’s skyrocketing gas prices.

Psaki made the claim in response to questions from Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy, who asked her why the Biden administration is seemingly blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin for rising U. S. gas prices, which hit a new record high of $4.104 on Monday, surpassing the previous record of $4.103 set in 2008, according to data from GasBuddy.

“Weren’t gas prices going up anyway because of post-pandemic supply chain issues?” Doocy asked.

Citing unnamed “outside analysts,” Psaki replied that “the increase and anticipated continued increase” of gas prices is “a direct result of the invasion of Ukraine.”

Referring to a comment she made earlier during the press briefing that the Biden administration was “going to do everything we can” to reduce the prices at the pump, Doocy further pressed Psaki to clarify why the administration is asking other countries to pump more oil instead of producing more oil at home.

“Let me give you the facts here, and I know that can be inconvenient, but I think they’re i… (Read more)

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