Biden Says High Gas Prices Are Part Of A New “Transition” For Americans

( President Joe Biden has for weeks now been blaming everybody else except himself and Democrats for skyrocketing prices and out-of-control inflation.

On Monday, he did it again — this time saying that high gas prices across the country is actually helping America go through an “incredible transition” from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources.

Biden made these comments as part of a joint press conference he held with Japan’s Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida. He said:

“Here’s the situation. And when it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over.”

In other words, Biden was justifying the high price of gas since he believes it will end up resulting in the U.S. becoming less reliant on harmful fossil fuels. That’s quite the hard sell to most Americans who are paying well more than $4 per gallon for gas at the pump.

The American Automobile Association has even categorized the record high price of gasoline as “unprecedented.” Yet, Biden believes it’s actually a good thing.

As of earlier this week, the average national price of one gallon of regular gasoline was $4.56. Just a month ago, the average was 40 cents less.

In some parts of the country, $4.56 would seem like a discount. In California, for example, the average price of one gallon was $6.06.

Biden tried to show how much his administration has done to curb the rising gas prices during the press conference Monday. He pointed to the fact that the White House recently released 1 million barrels of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum reserve. He explained:

“And what I’ve been able to do to keep it from getting even worse — and it’s bad. The price of gas at the pump is something that I told you — you heard me say before — it would be a matter of great discussion at my kitchen table when I was a kid growing up. It’s affecting a lot of families.”

Then, he stumbled on his words as he tried to back up his claims with stats, saying:

“But, we have released over two hundred and, I think, fifty-seven thousand — million barrels of oil, I should say. Us and the rest of the world we convinced to get involved. It’s helped, but it’s not been enough.”

For the last few months, Biden has been placing the blame on the rising gas prices on Russia invading Ukraine. He’s even referred to the Russian president when doing so, calling the situation a “Putin spike at the gas pump.”

Republicans were having none of Biden’s antics earlier this week. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, for example, took to Twitter to write:

“WATCH à Biden refers to the skyrocketing gas prices as an ‘incredible transition.’ They’re saying the quiet part out loud now. They’re causing you pain at the pump because it’s all part of their radical agenda.”