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.

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) speaks during an inflation press conference on Capitol Hill May 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. The group of Republican senators discussed rising consumer prices and the potential effects of inflation on families and businesses recovering from the pandemic.
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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.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the Daily White House Briefing in Washington, DC on October 14, 2021.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the Daily White House Briefing in Washington, DC on October 14, 2021.
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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 displayed at a Shell gas station on March 10, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.  The average price of a gallon of self-serve gasoline in LA County fell to $ 3,494, the lowest price since March of last year.  Demand for gas and oil is dropping as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.  (Mario Tama / Getty Images)

Gas prices are displayed at a Shell gas station on March 10, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The average price of a gallon of self-serve gasoline in LA County fell to $ 3,494, the lowest price since March of last year. Demand for gas and oil is dropping as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)

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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