Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg Chuckles When Neil Cavuto Points out Hard Truth About Gas Prices – Opinion

Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg came across as aloof to the struggles of average Americans in his interview on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on Fox News Tuesday afternoon.

While the interview was not without its moments, Neil Cavuto pointed out with accuracy that the gas prices had risen well before Russia invaded Ukraine.

“Half of that increase started prior to the first Russian soldiers arriving near Ukraine. You can’t blame it all on the Ukraine, right?” Cavuto asked.

“What about the other half?” Buttigieg laughed. “What about the other half? That’s a pretty important half.”

“Your administration has blamed this on the war, and that was certainly a big factor but gas prices had gone up 50 percent already before the war,” Cavuto clapped back.

“A very big factor,” the secretary replied.

“So, to me, that’s half the blame, not all the blame.” Cavuto said.

This is not what Americans need to hear from their transportation secretaries, particularly when they are cutting down on the amount of driving necessary to save money.

GasBuddy Analyst Patrick De Haan explained price fluctuations in a useful chart. This shows that Russia is not the only reason for high prices.

De Haan does not note how President Joe Biden’s energy policies factor in on the chart, but it’s clear that the administration’s war talking point does not accurately explain what went wrong.

“We could have turned a blind eye to Putin’s murderous ways,” Biden said in a short speech on June 22, according to Politico.

“The price of gas wouldn’t have spiked the way it has. I believe that would have been wrong.”

Nobody is saying that the Ukraine invasion did not play a role whatsoever, except it’s a complete cop-out by the administration to blame a situation across the world for the problems here in the homeland.

Blaming Europe for the conflict only reveals how flawed progressive energy policies are. American should be as dependent as possible on their own oil and natural gas. There should also be no excuse worldwide for high prices.

AAA reports that gas prices are starting to fall slightly, however, they remain at an inexplicable $4.80 per gallon.

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