Ruhel, Alexander fears GOP will blame Biden for the high gas prices

According to MSNBC 11th hour Host Stephanie Ruhle and Washington correspondent Yamiche Alcinder, President Biden took a huge risk on Tuesday when he announced that the United States would ban Russian oil imports. The risk is that Republicans will say they will support the move and blame him for the high gas prices.

Ruhle explained, “Yamiche, Biden is taking a huge internal political risk with this Russian oil embargo, although at the moment, he is gaining the support of Democrats and Republicans. The same Republicans are going to blame Biden and use it in the medium term. “

For Alexander, it was “a smart point” because despite both sides agreeing, “there really is a political risk … Senator Chris Murphy, he says, the moment he will be – the moment gas prices start to rise further, he believes.” Republicans are going to use it against the president. “

Trying to justify Murphy, Alexander House quoted minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who said “when President Biden is trying to blame Russia and the world for the historic gas price, he has said bad policy.”

Of course, McCarthy is right. Gas prices continued to rise sharply before the Russian invasion of Ukraine and before Biden announced it, but Alexander did not see it that way and echoed Biden’s claim that it was only about Vladimir Putin:

So you can already hear Republicans doing what Democrats fear they are doing, which they are only blaming on democratic policy, blaming President Biden. He says that is the reason for all this happening. Of course, President Biden has been warning Americans for weeks that the cost of defending Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence is going to hit Americans in their pockets. And it is clear and important that President Biden was saying that he is taking this step because Russia’s actions are already hurting American families.

If only the President had the power to implement the policies that could help.

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Here is a transcript of the March 8 ceremony:

MSNBC’s 11M Hours with Stephanie Ruhl
March 8, 2022
11:10 PM ET

Stephanie Ruhle: Yamiche, Biden is taking a huge internal political risk with the Russian oil embargo, although at the moment he is gaining the support of Democrats and Republicans. You know, like me, that as soon as gas prices rise, and consequently inflation worsens, you’re going to see those same Republicans blame Biden and use it in the medium term.

YAMICH ALICENDER: Well, Stephanie, you made a smart point there, because, although President Biden, after bipartisan pressure to take the historic step of banning Russian oil imports to the United States, there is a real political risk that he is taking because now You say Republicans and Democrats, they’re on the same page, they’re even talking about a framework to do this through Congress to ban oil imports. But Democrat-Democratic Senator Chris Murphy says the moment he– the moment gas prices start to rise, he believes Republicans are going to use it against the president.

And I should tell you already, we’ve heard from House Speaker Kevin or House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who said that when President Biden was trying to blame Russia and the world for the historic gas price, he said bad policy.

So you can already hear Republicans doing what Democrats fear they are doing, which they are only blaming on democratic policy, blaming President Biden. He says that is the reason for all this happening. Of course, President Biden has been warning Americans for weeks that the cost of defending Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence is going to hit Americans in their pockets. And it is clear and important that President Biden was saying that he was taking this step because he said that Russia’s move was already hurting American families. So, it’s really the President who says it’s going to get worse here, internally, but in the meantime, when you think about what people are really thinking when they go to the ballot box, it’s going to be a daily problem, cost survival, trying to survive. , For people based on my report it will be at the top of my mind.

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