First Lady Jill Biden was heckled by Americans while visiting an ice cream parlor in Connecticut last Wednesday. Mrs. Biden had just exited her vehicle Wednesday afternoon when an anonymous heckler shouted at her, saying, “Your husband is the worst president we ever had… you owe us gas money.”
The jeers come in deep blue Connecticut where, since Joe Biden has taken office, gas prices have been on a steady increase due to the policy factors that the Democrat President and his party have implemented not just because of the war in Ukraine, but also shifting energy policy in a “green” direction.
While one heckler yelled at Jill Biden about gas prices, another yelled “you suck” as she entered the ice cream shop.
Gas prices have been holding steady at an average of $4.38 a gallon in most states, with California having the highest average gas prices at over $5 a gallon. Americans in Hawaii, Alaska, Nevada, and Oregon also suffer from prices above $5.
Several White House and government officials have been blasted lately for commenting on gas prices, saying they view increased costs favorably to the alternative of the public driving more.
“I prefer higher gas prices,” state department official Alan Eyre tweeted last week. Eyre faced backlash after the tweet went viral.
“The more pain we are all experiencing from the high price of gas, the more benefit their is for those who can access electric vehicles,” Pete Buttigieg said to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Buttigieg’s comments were also met with pushback, as not everyone can afford an electric vehicle.
President Biden recently took a trip to Saudi Arabia to beg the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia to increase oil production and exportation to the United States as the Democrats flounder in the polls.