Biden On How Long It’s ‘Fair To Expect’ Americans To Pay Historic Gas Prices: ‘As Long As It Takes’ To Beat Putin
US President Joe Biden smiles at the start of a lunch with Representatives of Seven rich nations (G7) and Outreach guests during their fifth working session about "Investing in a better future: Climate, Energy, Health" on June 27, 2022 at Elmau Castle, southern Germany, during the G7 Summit. - G7 leaders are under pressure to hold fast to climate pledges when they meet in Bavaria from June 26 to 28, as Russia's energy cuts trigger a dash back to planet-heating fossil fuels.
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Democrat President Joe Biden said during remarks on Thursday that it was fair for Americans to expect to have to pay record high gas prices for “as long as it takes” for Russia to be defeated in Ukraine, even though gas prices were surging well before the invasion occurred.

Biden made the remarks to reporters during a brief question and answer session while in Madrid at a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit.

“The war has pushed prices up,” a reporter said. “They could go as high as $200 a barrel, some analysts think.”

“How long is it fair to expect American drivers and drivers around the world to pay that premium for this war?” the reporter asked.

“As long as it takes,” Biden responded, “so Russia cannot in fact defeat Ukraine and move beyond Ukraine. This is a critical, critical position for the world. Here we are. Why do we have NATO? I told Putin that in fact, if he were to move, we would move to strengthen NATO. We would move to strengthen NATO across the board.”


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