A Biden State Department official allegedly deleted his Twitter account after writing an out-of-touch post about gas prices.
“I prefer high gas prices = less driving, less CO2,” state department official Alan Eyre said in a now-deleted tweet Friday, according to Breitbart.
The insensitive tweet incited backlash from former Republican congressional candidate Ron Bassilian.
“Gas demand is inelsastic,” Bassilian replied on Twitter. He continued by calling Eyre a ghoul.
Per @chigrl gas demand is inelastic. Meaning you’re not only a ghoul, you’re full of 💩.— Ron Bassilian (@Ron4California) July 22, 2022
Eyre’s post was in response to a tone deaf tweet from President Biden where he praised himself for a slight decrease in gas prices, ignoring the fact that the average price is over $2 higher today than it was when he took office.
Today, America’s drivers will spend on average $30 less per month on gas than they did during peak prices.— President Biden (@POTUS) July 22, 2022
For families like the one I grew up in, ending the month with a little extra in your pocketbook counts for something.
Eyre’s tweet is only the latest in a series of thoughtless remarks made by Biden officials about soaring gas prices.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently claimed that higher gas prices aren’t totally bad, because they will lead more people to buy electric vehicles.
Further, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said that soaring energy prices are “accelerating our progress toward clean energy.”
In the latest addition to the administration’s poor messaging on energy prices, Biden released a tweet, with a spelling error, where he applauded himself for a minimal decrease what the average person pays each month for gas.
For American families looking for a little more breathing room, these savings matter. pic.twitter.com/IdDv2JGXAD— President Biden (@POTUS) July 25, 2022
On top of being out-of touch, the tweet shows the word “person” misspelled as “peson.”