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GOP responds to President Biden’s statements about inflation

President Joe Biden smiles while speaking in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

UPDATED 10:00 AM PT – Wednesday, May 11, 2022

GOP senators hosted a press briefing after President Joe Biden discussed the current state of the economy.
During the press conference Tuesday, Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) said Biden is incapable of handling the economy and reiterated calls for the President’s resignation.

Prior to the briefing, Biden touted his economic plan while claiming it would lower the deficit and ensure wealthy Americans pay their fair share.

“Joe Biden gave a talk this morning and blamed everyone else on inflation,” said Scott. “He took no responsibility and has no plan. I think all Floridians know that this president has no ability to deal with inflation. In the private sector, when you have a CEO that doesn’t have the ability to deal with something, they resign. They go on to do something else. Joe Biden aught to do the exact same thing and it’s the only way we’re going to get inflation under control in this country.”

.@JoeBiden is right. I do have a problem.

I have a problem with a weak, incoherent & confused president crushing the dreams of American families with raging inflation & doing NOTHING to fix it. Biden is a failed president & it’s time for him to resign.

— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) May 10, 2022

Additionally, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) blamed the President for increasing gas prices and making Americans pay more for the cost of basic necessities.

“Well, this morning, Americans woke up to the highest gasoline prices in the history of the country,” said  Barrasso. “The highest gasoline prices in the history of America. The pain caused by the Biden administration’s inflation has become a breaking point for millions of Americans. The number is $5,200. That’s how much Americans are going to have to pay extra this year, just to keep up with the cost of the things they bought last year.”

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