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Jen Psaki shuts down Jim Jordan’s whining and skewed pandering about gas prices under Biden

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki continued her streak of easily shutting down Republican nonsense on Monday, when she hit back at a tweet by Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan.

Jordan took to Twitter to complain about gas prices and try to blame President Biden for it, and Psaki was not having it.

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Jordan noted  that the average price of gas right now is over $3 a gallon, but it was only $2.21 per gallon a year ago, when his buddy Donald Trump was still President.

Jordan failed to mention, however, that gas was cheaper a year ago because the pandemic left tens of millions of Americans citizens unemployed and stuck at home without a need to drive.

via Twitter

Psaki quickly pointed that out in response to Jordan:

“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%.”

Jen Psaki via Flickr / The White House

Not content with shutting him down that quickly, Psaki also took a dig at the GOP’s proposals to pay for President Biden’s infrastructure proposal by raising the gas tax:

“[President Biden] agrees families shouldn’t pay more at the pump — that’s why he’s opposed to GOP proposals to raise the gas tax.”

Jen Psaki via Flickr / The White House

This is just a continuation of Psaki’s quick responses to shut down conservatives, both in politics and in the media, like last month’s example of Newsmax personality Emerald Robinson embarrassing herself during a White House press briefing.

Robinson asked:

“Given the number of former Obama administration officials that are now in the Biden administration and the president’s relatively light schedule, there’s a growing perception that this is really just the third term of President Obama. What do you say to people who say that?”

Psaki responded:

“Who were saying that? Who’s saying that?”

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“You’ve heard that a lot in the media,” Robinson said again.

“Who in the media,” Psaki asked, clearly goading her, knowing she had not a single example.

“Different people,” Robinson conceded.


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