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Gas prices are high. But is Biden to blame like Grassley claims?
21st June 2021 • The Gazette Fact Checker • The Gazette
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Some congressional Republicans are using rising gas prices to rail against President Joe Biden’s energy agenda.

Among those critics is Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who wrote in a tweet June 3 from his @GrassleyWorks campaign account, “When Iowans pull up to fill up, they’re facing 7-year high #gas prices under the Biden administration’s failing energy prices.” The post was shared from a Casey’s General Store with a photo of Grassley standing outside of a car looking at a gas pump.

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This episode of the Fact Checker podcast was researched and written by Marissa Payne of The Gazette and co-hosted by The Gazette's Erin Jordan, John Steppe, and Marissa Payne. The Fact Checker podcast is produced by Stephen M. Colbert and the music is Lobby Time by Kevin MacLeod.