FLASHBACK: In 2018 Senate Democrats Demanded Trump Do Something About High Gas Prices
Gas prices are going through the roof. In some places, they are already almost $8 a gallon.
If you ask Democrats about this today, most of them will defend Joe Biden and say that the president can’t do much about gas prices.
Back in 2018 however, Senate Democrats used gas prices to attack then President Trump.
This 2018 article is from U.S. News and World Report:
Gas Prices Rise, and Democrats Point the Finger at Trump
With millions of Americans set to hit the road Memorial Day Weekend and prices at the pump cresting $3 per gallon, top Senate Democrats on Wednesday traded the august halls of the Capitol for a noisy local thoroughfare to “Demand Lower Gas Prices.”
Speaking outside an Exxon near the Capitol, Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington, the top Democrat on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, called on President Trump to act and sent a pair of letters to the White House demanding the administration lean on OPEC nations to ramp up oil production.
Cantwell was joined by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey. And the spectacle of Democrats – generally seen as opposed to more fossil fuel production due to its impact on climate change – calling for more oil development did not escape notice.
“We are calling on President Trump to act,” Cantwell said. “We do not want to see the price of oil get more expensive as we go into the summer driving season.”
Skip to the 8:34 mark:
Where are these Democrats now?
In 2018, Dems held a press conference demanding lower gas prices. Today, this same gas station’s prices are $1.10 higher for a gallon of gas.
Weird that Dems haven’t planned another press conference… pic.twitter.com/uNZN9vlq1e
— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) March 7, 2022
The obvious conclusion is that Democrats didn’t really care about high gas prices in 2018, they were just using it to attack Trump.
They don’t care about high gas prices now, either.
Cross posted from American Lookout.
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