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Pskai Corrects Doocy On Gas Prices: ‘Let Me Give You The Facts; I Know That Can Be Inconvenient’

You would think that Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy would have learned by now that when you try to confront White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki with bullshit and half-truths, you’re going to get called out for all the world to see.

And yet Doocy once again decided to try and challenge Psaki at Monday’s press briefing, this time suggesting that the Biden administration was trying to have it both ways when it came to the rising price of gasoline in the United States, asking her:

“It sounds like you guys are blaming Putin for the increase in gas prices. But weren’t gas prices going up anyway because of post-pandemic supply-chain issues?”

Psaki responded that recent spikes in the price of gasoline are “a direct result of the invasion of Ukraine.”

Doocy then inquired:

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

The press secretary began to explain:

“Federal policies are not limiting the supplies of oil and gas…”

But Doocy couldn’t wait for Psaki to finish, interrupting her to remark:

“There was an executive order [President Joe Biden’s] first week that halted new oil and gas leases on public land.”

That’s when Psaki laid the brutal truth on Doocy, along with some snark to make the moment as unpleasant as possible for him:

“Let me give you the facts here. I know that can be inconvenient but I think they’re important in this moment.”

The facts Psaki shared were to the point: “There are 9,000 permits that are not being used.” And she added:

“So the suggestion that we’re not allowing companies to drill is inaccurate. The suggestion that that is what is hindering or preventing gas prices from coming down is inaccurate.”


“Wait, you guys think asking Saudi Arabia or Venezuela or Iran is reducing our dependence on foreign oil?”

Once again, Psaki used facts and a bit of biting commentary to shut down Doocy:

“I don’t think anyone is advocating for Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon, perhaps, except for the former president, who pulled us out of the [nuclear] deal.”

You’d think Doocy would learn. But he doesn’t. Then again, maybe that’s for the best since we get to watch Jen Psaki masterfully troll him to his face on a daily basis.


By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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