‘It Sounds Like You’re Blaming Putin’: Peter Doocy Has Fiery Exchange With Psaki On Gas Prices As She Keeps Blaming Putin

Democrats have spun their narrative as gas prices are climbing to an all-time high.

It’s all Russia’s fault, according to Joe Biden and the Democrats. The only problem is that gas prices have been skyrocketing long before the Russia-Ukraine war. Rising gas prices are due, in large part, to Biden’s disastrous decisions to stop construction of the XL Keystone pipeline, stop the flow of existing pipelines, and prevent drilling on federal lands.

“It sounds like you are blaming Putin for the increase in gas prices recently, but weren’t gas prices going up anyway because of post-pandemic supply chain issues?” Doocy asked. Watch the clip:

“Well, I think that there’s no question that as we have seen and outside analysts have conveyed this as well, the increase and the anticipated continued increase, which is I think what some of your colleagues were asking about, that is a direct result of the invasion of Ukraine, and also there was an anticipation of that,” Psaki replied.

“That was factored in as gas prices have gone up,” she added.

Doocy pressed Psaki on the isse of how U.S. officials have called on other oil-producing nations to increase their own domestic production in order to help bring down the cost of oil and gas.

Using the same logic, Doocy asked why the U.S. federal government was not calling for increased domestic production within its own borders at the same time. Take a look:

“You say that you’re going to do everything you can to reduce the impact that high gas prices have on Americans,” Doocy asked. “We’re asking other countries to think about maybe pumping more oil. Why not just do it here?”

“Well, to be very clear, federal policies are not limiting the supplies of oil and gas,” Psaki replied.

“An executive order, his first week halted new oil and gas leases on public land,” Doocy said.

“Let me give you the facts here and I know that can be inconvenient,” Psaki said, adding that “over 9000” leases that had already been granted to gas companies if they were not producing enough domestically.

Doocy also asked whether Biden would rescind his executive order that halted construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

“Gas prices are approaching an all-time high per gallon. How high would they have to get before President Biden would say, ‘I’m going set aside my ambitious climate goals adjust increase domestic oil production, get the producers to drill more here, and we can address the fossil fuel future later?’” Doocy asked.