Biden’s press secretary makes ‘shameless’ claim about gas prices as Democrats try to deflect

President Biden touted falling gas prices on Twitter earlier that day

Karine Jean-Pierre warns House Republicans want to raise gas prices: ‘She did not just say this’

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre faced major pushback on social media after claiming that House Republicans want to raise gas prices during Monday’s conference.

Jean-Pierre began the press conference by immediately accusing the GOP, who now hold a slim majority in the House, of planning to raise gas prices through their latest bill.

“As many of you are tracking this week, House Republicans will vote to raise gas prices on American families. The contrast in priorities could not be more stark, but the president spent the last two years, as you know, doing everything he could to lower gas prices for American families. And prices are down about $1.60 a gallon since last summer. Now, House Republicans are using their narrow majority to force the American people to pay higher gas prices, just as big oil companies are amassing record profits,” Jean-Pierre began.

This opening statement was widely criticized by conservatives on Twitter for not only ignoring the previously high gas prices during the Biden administration but also attempting to put the blame on Republicans.