White House SILENCES Reporter for Asking a Simple Question
(TheRedWire.com) – During the 2019 and 2020 Democratic presidential primary season, then-candidate Joe Biden made it clear he intended to eradicate fossil fuel usage. But, at the same time, Biden couldn’t explain how technology could handle that feat or what it would cost Americans to achieve his ambitious goal. Now, most Americans are fully aware of the costs associated with his efforts after the president initiated his fossil fuel eradication campaign in January 2021, culminating in rising gas prices well ahead of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Despite gas prices hovering at or near $5 per gallon, Biden recently initiated a new narrative. While he reportedly does his best to bring down gas prices, the president said America is going through an energy transition. As part of it, the Biden administration continues to press Americans to purchase expensive electric vehicles that aren’t ready for widespread use. On Thursday, June 23, the White House press secretary cut off a Fox News correspondent and refused to answer a basic question during a press briefing when asked about electric cars.
White House Refuses to Answer Basic Question
Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy apparently touched a nerve when he asked White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre a straightforward and basic question. Doocy attempted to point out that while the president continues to push electric cars on Americans, they are well out of the price range for the average person. Even compared with traditional gas-powered vehicles at $5 per gallon in gasoline, Doocy said studies show that electric cars are still more expensive than their fossil fuel counterparts.
Doocy didn’t get very far before Jean-Pierre stopped him and refused to discuss the issue. Still, the Fox News reporter pushed her and asked about Biden’s “painful transition” and how much the president expects Americans to sacrifice, especially considering their ongoing sacrifices since the pandemic began in March 2020. Doocy noted that most people can’t afford a $60,000 electric vehicle and that, considering gas prices, it sure does appear to be a painful transition.
Instead of answering the question, the White House press secretary mumbled about the importance of transitioning to clean energy, tax credits, and potential jobs.
Doocy didn’t accept her answer and again pushed about the affordability of electric cars, asking whether a $60,000 price tag was realistic. All Jean-Pierre would say was that Doocy was comparing apples to oranges and said electric vehicles would make a difference.
She then dismissed Doocy and moved to the next reporter.
So, what do you think? Is Doocy right? Are electric vehicles unaffordable and impractical for most Americans?
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