Gas Prices Have Doubled Under Biden Policies Despite President’s Happy Talk and Kim’s Silence

October 25, 2022

For Immediate Release
Contact: Theresa Velardi
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MOORESTOWN, NJ – Burlington County business owner and Republican candidate for Congress Bob Healey today issued the following statement:

“Before the Ukraine invasion, Biden officials dismissed inflation as ‘transitory’ at the same time former Obama-Biden Treasury Secretary Larry Summers was arguing just the opposite. When it became obvious higher prices were here to stay, President Biden tried to pass the buck to everyone from American businesses and industries like meatpackers.1

In June, the national average for a gallon of gas exceeded $5.00—more than double the average price of $2.39 on President Biden’s first day in office.2

While President Biden has tried to shift blame for rising gas prices onto Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as “Putin’s Price Hike,” the more cynical Administration officials were touting higher energy costs as reason to ‘accelerate Democrats’ “Green New Deal” agenda.’3 That was just crazy talk and Andy Kim should have spoken up for the drivers in his district.

If D.C., if policymakers like Energy Secretary Granholm were not riding around in government subsidized SUVs and had to pay for their own gas, they might be a bit more in touch with average working Americans. 

There is no question among economists that the rising price of energy is one of the greatest drivers of inflation. 

There is also no question that the Biden Administration’s effort to reduce, restrict and downsize domestic energy exploration has impacted what consumers pay for a gallon of gas.

Instead of the Democrat majority in Congress dealing with this reality, we have congressional representatives like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez — who I suspect doesn’t own a car – continuing to worship at the altar of climate change purity while others like our own congressman Andy Kim just sit by silently.

Despite 20+ months of Biden policy failures – from skyrocketing inflation, gas & food prices, to putting the IRS on steroids with 87,000 more agents – Congressman Andy Kim continues to support Biden’s failed agenda 100% of the time.

From promising to oppose Nancy Pelosi as Speaker and then voting for her anyway; to pretending to be a moderate and then joining the radical Progressive Caucus; to campaigning on restoring the SALT deduction and then failing to get it done; Andy Kim’s record is littered with saying one thing and doing another.  

With 14 days before the election, Third District voters are still waiting for our representative to stand up, level with voters and admit that the excessive price for gas is a direct result of the Biden policies Andy Kim voted for.”

1 House Ways & Means Committee, GOP Statement,

2 “National gas prices have doubled since Biden took office”, Fox Business,, 6/4/22.

3 “Granholm ‘bullish’ on Congress passing clean energy tax credits”, Politico,, 5/18/22.