House GOP Falsely Blames Biden for Gas Prices

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and other members of his party are falsely blaming President Joe Biden for higher gasoline and lumber costs.

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and fellow Republicans gather to consider a replacement for Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., was ousted from the GOP leadership Wednesday for criticizing former President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 13, 2021. Republicans will vote Friday morning for a new chair for the House Republican Conference. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading into the Memorial Day travel weekend, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and other members of his party are falsely blaming President Joe Biden for higher gasoline and lumber costs. Gas prices have risen in recent weeks because a key pipeline was forced to close after a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline. And lumber shortages — which existed during former President Donald Trump’s administration — were worsened by an unexpected housing boom.…

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