The White House is struggling to respond to rising gas prices as the holiday season begins and people face surging costs for gas, groceries, and goods.
President Joe Biden is limited in his short-term ability to wrestle down prices, but that hasn’t stopped him from trying. Biden and his administration have twice alleged possible price collusion by oil-and-gas firms, calling for a federal investigation in a threat to domestic companies.
Biden has also laid blame at the feet of OPEC, repeatedly urging Saudi Arabia, the group’s de facto leader, to increase oil production.
Meanwhile, Democrats, who suffered disappointing results in recent Virginia and New Jersey elections, are staring down increasingly