This was strange.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dropped a bombshell on President Biden and said that Democratic leaders will take a deeper look at whether or not they support Biden’s decision to hold a gas tax holiday. Pelosi refused to endorse Biden’s decision and now the media is sensing tension between the two.
According to The Hill, Pelosi stated, “We will see where the consensus lies on a path forward for the President’s proposal in the House and the Senate, building on the strong bills to lower prices at the pump already passed by House Democrats including the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act and the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act.”
Pelosi’s statement was bland and very to the point. She refused to endorse Biden’s decision and it is a clear indication that she is not in favor of a gas tax holiday.
Other Democrats weren’t as quite as Pelosi. Democrat Rep. Richard Neal blasted Biden and said, “The challenge on the gas tax is: Is the savings really going to flow to the consumer? Or is it going to be pocketed by the oil companies? Those are legitimate questions.”
Neal added, “We’ve got to figure out, again, just who gets the money. If all of a sudden it’s a tiny savings for the consumer and big savings for the oil companies, it doesn’t accomplish the goal. So I think what we’re doing is: We want to see what the administration’s idea is, and then we’ll figure out how to react from there.”