Senator Sullivan calls Psaki “Baghdad Bob” in fight against soaring nationwide prices| Breaking News Updates
Senator Sullivan calls Psaki “Baghdad Bob” in fight against soaring nationwide prices
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Republican Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan harshly criticizes the administration’s response to soaring inflation and suggested White House press secretary Jen Psaki recall “Baghdad Bob.”
“This administration is so out of touch,” Sullivan said in a press briefing Thursday about the increased costs Americans can expect to incur to heat their homes this winter.
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“The White House chief of staff recently tweeted saying that high energy prices, inflation is a ‘high class problem’. What does that mean?” He continued.
“The White House press secretary on these issues is starting to sound like ‘Baghdad Bob’,” he added, referring to Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, an Iraqi spokesman who drew attention during the Iraq war for his colorful press conferences.
Sullivan’s list of grievances referred to controversial comments made by senior officials in the Biden administration, who Republicans said dismissed their expressed concerns about price hikes affecting everything from gasoline to bacon.
Psaki came under fire last month when she quipped about the supply chain crisis plaguing businesses and consumers nationwide.
In response to a question from a reporter about the issue, she called the issue a “tragedy of the late treadmill.”
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Labor shortages in the United States led to a national supply chain crisis, which in turn contributed to the biggest rise in inflation in more than 30 years.
The White House said increased consumer demand and labor shortages were partly to blame for the crisis that led to soaring inflation.
But GOP lawmakers blame White House policies.
“These problems are exploding all over the White House, and they’re just ignoring them,” Sullivan said Thursday.
Gas prices are at a seven-year high, and fuel to heat homes this winter is expected to hit US portfolios hard as oil supplies remain tight, thanks to restrictive OPEC + policies.
The Republican of Alaska accused the Biden administration of deliberately trying to “push up energy prices” by suspending licenses for new drilling in an attempt to increase reliance on clean energy alternatives.
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“Listen to the rhetoric. Watch their actions,” Sullivan said. “They are harming working class families.”
The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
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