Biden: Gas Prices Up $1.74 a Gallon ‘Because of Nothing Else, But’ Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the sole reason that gas prices are up, President Joe Biden claimed Tuesday.

In a speech at an AFL-CIO conference, Biden declared that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is the only reason that the price of a gallon of gasoline has increased $1.74 since the war began:

“I’m doing everything in my power to blunt food and gas price hikes.

“Just since he invaded Ukraine, it’s gone up $1.74 a gallon.

“Because of nothing else, but that.”

Then, Biden spelled out his plan to do everything in his power to stop gas prices from surging: deplete the world’s existing oil supply – but, apparently, without taking any steps to allow the U.S. to increase domestic production- READ MORE