Governor Reeves says President Biden is setting records in all the wrong places.
On Monday, Mississippi reached a new record high average gas price per gallon, according to AAA. That average shows the Magnolia State at $4.075 per gallon.
But Mississippi was not alone. The United States reached a new high as well, with $4.483 per gallon.
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves took note of the new records, placing blame on the Biden Administration’s energy policies in a tweet.
“POTUS [Biden] still setting records in all the wrong places,” Reeves wrote, “Today, sky-high diesel. Instead of forcing Americans to pay more at the pump, Biden should unleash the energy sector to drive down prices. Red states continuing to pick up his slack & implement common sense energy policies!”
The new high average in Mississippi is up $1.35 from this day last year, and the U.S. high average is up $1.44.
Gas prices have continued to rise since President Joe Biden took office, mostly due to this Administration’s stance on drilling and pipelines, demonizing domestic energy production using fossil fuels.