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Press Sec Drops A Giant Psaki Bomb On Jim Jordan Over Gas Prices

For some reason, the Republicans just can’t learn when to stop trying to get anything past Jen Psaki.

The White House Press Secretary’s already legendary “Psaki Bombs” have shut down members of the conservative press from OAN and Fox News. On Monday, Psaki was trending on Twitter along with “Gym Jordan” after shooting down an attack from Rep. Jim Jordan (Q-Ohio), who linked higher gas prices one year after the coronavirus pandemic locked down the economy to President Joe Biden.

Republicans also criticized former President Obama over gas prices in 2012. The price at the pump was expected to rise as economies around the world came back from the financial crisis. More recently, the GOP has been ramping up criticism of President Biden’s energy proposals and sees rising prices at the pump as a window to seize on frustrations of cash-strapped Americans ahead of next year’s midterm elections. The drop in gas prices last year, however, was mostly because of the worldwide economic crisis.

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Republicans have also been trying to tie inflation to Biden, arguing that spending by Congress and the Federal Reserve will raise prices. So Trump lackey Jim Jordan was right there on Monday to tweet out the latest GOP talking points. “Average gas price: June 2020: $2.21 June 2021: $3.07,” Jordan tweeted on Monday. “President Biden’s economy!”

“Steel prices are up. Lumber prices are up. Construction costs are up. And President Biden thinks we can afford an infrastructure bill?” the congressman from Ohio wrote in another tweet.

Psaki quote-tweeted Jordan and responded: “You forgot to mention that gas prices are the same now as they were in June 2018. Or that this time last year unemployment was 11.1% — today it’s 5.8%,” she said. “@POTUS agrees families shouldn’t pay more at the pump – that’s why he’s opposed to GOP proposals to raise the gas tax.”

Twitter loves nothing more than watching Jim Jordan get owned by anyone, but it’s extra delightful when it’s a Psaki Bomb.



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