President Biden Blames Russia For Skyrocketing Gas Prices, Says He 'Can't Do Much'

With gas prices soaring to record highs across the U.S. this week, President Joe Biden said Tuesday that they will continue going up.

When questioned by reporters in Texas of what he's planning to do, Biden cast blame on Russian President Vladimir Putin, amid the country's ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

“I can’t do much right now. Russia’s responsible," Biden said.

As OutKick's Joe Kinsey relayed Tuesday, the Biden administration announced a ban on the import of Russian oil along with liquefied national gas and coal. Gas prices have risen to an all-time high of $4.17 per gallon in the U.S., over $6 for premium in states such as California.

“This is a step that we’re taking to inflict further pain on Putin," Biden said, via the New York Post. "But there will be costs as well here in the United States,” Biden said.

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