A leading Republican senator has requested that Joe Biden resign in light of record-high food, gasoline, and diesel fuel prices, all of which are the result of skyrocketing inflation over the past 16 months.
After Jacki Kotkiewicz, director of policy research for the GOP, posted the most recent inflationary numbers, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley blasted the president.
“Overall CPI: +8.6% since last year, Gas: +48.7%, Fuel Oil: +106.7%, Meat, Poultry, & Fish: +13.1%, Milk: +15.9%, Eggs: +32.2%, Coffee: +15.3%, Used Cars: +16.1%, Airline Fares: +37.8%, Real Average Hourly Earnings: -3%,” Kotkiewicz stated.
“Wow – inflation off the charts. Joe Biden’s destruction of the middle class continues,” tweeted Hawley.
Wow – inflation off the charts. Joe Biden’s destruction of the middle class continues https://t.co/w7BJQnsSPj
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) June 10, 2022
“Joe Biden’s war on American families continues. His policies have pushed inflation to generational highs, and he still won’t take any responsibility,” In an interview with Fox News, Hawley added.
“If he can’t do the job, he should step down now,” the former attorney general of Missouri continued.
In an October opinion piece for Fox News, Hawley wrote:
Long a land of abundance, the United States has become a land of scarcity under President Joe Biden.
Store shelves are increasingly empty, the cost of basic goods is soaring, supply chains are failing, foreign imports are backlogged at our ports, and a government-induced energy crunch has driven up prices at the pump to seven-year highs.
American families are bearing the brunt of this crisis.
Rather than address the underlying causes of scarcity by bolstering American production and enhancing the nation’s energy independence, the Biden administration has embraced this era of want.
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For his part, Biden is continuing to blame others for his economy, especially Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing his invasion of Ukraine.
“Putin’s Price Hike hit hard in May here and around the world: high gas prices at the pump, energy, and food prices accounted for around half of the monthly price increases, and gas pump prices are up by $2 a gallon in many places since Russian troops began to threaten Ukraine,” he said this week.
“Even as we continue our work to defend freedom in Ukraine, we must do more—and quickly—to get prices down here in the United States,” Biden added. Read more…