Prices at the pump hit new records last week, in spite of President Joe Biden’s decision to open up the country’s strategic petroleum reserve. Additionally, fuel prices are expected to continue their ascent throughout the summer.
On The Lead Monday, Tapper asked Deese about a number of issues Americans are facing, and what the Biden administration attempts to do about them. Gasoline was a top priority.
“Today, on average, gas is costing $4.60 a gallon, that’s up more than $0.10 a gallon from last week, almost $0.50 from last month,” Tapper noted, before he asked, “We’re one week away from Memorial Day, should Americans be buckling up for these high prices all summer?
Deese said the White House is working to alleviate pain at the pump.
“We’re doing everything we can to bring
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