Biden responds to $5 gas: 'Outrageous what the war in Ukraine is causing'

Biden responds to $5 gas: ‘Outrageous what the war in Ukraine is causing’

President Biden blamed the war in Ukraine for rapidly escalating the price of oil and gas, while speaking to reporters Saturday.

A reporter in the press pool following Biden asked the president for his thoughts about the nationwide average price of gas exceeding $5 per gallon. Biden deferred blame for the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

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A gas tank driver delivers 8,500 gallons of gasoline at an ARCO gas station in Riverside, Calif., Saturday, May 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes/AP Newsroom)

“It’s outrageous what the war in Ukraine is causing,” Biden began.

The president then proceeded to emphasize the government’s decision to tap into US oil reserves.

“We’re trying very hard to make sure we can significantly increase the amount of barrels of oil that are being pumped out of the reserve we have,” he added.

President Biden talks about gas prices before leaving Los Angeles

President Biden speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport after attending the Summit of the Americas, Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci/AP Newsroom)

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A new poll released Wednesday showed Americans ranked inflation as the “most urgent issue” facing the country over gun violence by a margin of 2-to-1, as President Biden tied his lowest approval rating yet, and Democrats remained underwater in their midterm election support from registered voters.

According to the poll, if the midterm elections were held today, 46% of registered voters say they would want Republicans to win control of the US House of Representatives, while 41% say they would want Democrats to stay in the majority.

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