The White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked Thursday to explain why the Biden Administration’s only solution to soaring gas prices seems to be to ask Americans to deal with it or spend upwards of $55,000 on an electric vehicle.
“A lot of people can’t afford a $61,000 electric car and they are also having a hard time affording gas right now. That sounds like a painful transition,” Fox News reporter Peter Doocy said to Jean-Pierre, referencing the several times Biden officials and the president himself have touted a ‘transition’ to green energy.
“We are in a transition to clean energy…it’s going to create jobs,” Jean-Pierre responded, sounding like a broken record.
“Yeah but who can afford an electric car? The average price is $61,000! Is that the choice $5 per gallon gas or a $61,000 electric car?” Doocy further inquired.
“That’s apples to oranges. It’s not the same,” she responded.
Doocy: “People can’t afford an electric car… That sounds like a painful transition.”
Jean-Pierre: “We are in a transition to clean energy.”
Doocy: “Is that the choice $5 per gallon gas or a $60,000 electric car?”
Jean-Pierre: “That’s apples to oranges. It’s not the same.” pic.twitter.com/LuhU0Dexqe
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) June 23, 2022