CBS Asks Granholm About the “Silver Lining” of High Gas Prices: Are They “Bringing Us Closer to Renewables?”

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CBS News reporters put a positive spin on the high gasoline prices plaguing Americans during an interview with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Wednesday.

The Biden administration official appeared on CBS, CNN and MSNBC morning shows to discuss what the White House was doing to combat rising gas prices after President Biden wrote a letter to the leaders of the oil sector, threatening them with emergency measures if they do not increase production.

“CBS Mornings” co-host Michelle Miller wondered if the “unsustainable” cost of gas is forcing Americans to switch to clean energy.

“When do these [gas] prices become unsustainableMiller asked Granholm. “And second, ironically, does this bring us closer to renewables?”

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm speaks during a press briefing at the White House, November 23, 2021, in Washington.
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Co-host Tony Dokoupil also suggested that Americans suffering economically could be a good thing because it would speed up the transition to green energy.

“Do you see this as a silver lining to the pain that many Americans are feeling? This will accelerate the movement you mentioned?” He asked.

Granholm agreed it was “important” to make the transition, but denied there was anything positive about the difficulties Americans face.

“I don’t think there’s a silver lining,” she said, adding, “Pain doesn’t have a silver lining.”

The Biden official has come under fire for his less sensitive responses to the gas price crisis, in previous months.

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Gas prices continue to rise in the United States and around the world.
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The Energy Secretary wrapped up her media roundup on CNN’s “New Day” and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

MSNBC host Jonathan Lemire echoed Biden’s blaming Republicans for hampering his plans to cut inflation. “They’re going to try to hone their attacks on Republicans, really draw contrasts to their plan versus what the GOP is doing, or should we say, not doing, trying to stay out of the way on this issue, sometimes even encouraging inflation, the White House believes,” Lemire said.

Blaming the coronavirus pandemic and global inflation, Lemire said, “There’s so much out there out of his control,” which host Joe Scarborough agreed. “Much of it is beyond the president’s control,” he said.

US President Joe Biden speaks during the AFL-CIO's 29th Quadrennial Constitutional Convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on June 14, 2022. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP)

US President Joe Biden speaks during the AFL-CIO’s 29th Quadrennial Constitutional Convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on June 14, 2022. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP)
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Mika Brzezinski replicated the White House’s own talking points during the interview with Biden’s official afterwards.

“I’m just wondering if the president needs to somehow get on the level of the American people about the situation, the energy situation in the world and its impact on gas prices here at home. Because no isn’t it, that he can’t control some of this?” she asked.

“Oh totally, Mika,” Granholm agreed. She went on to deny that oil refinery regulations were driving up prices in Scarborough.

On CNN, co-host John Berman asked Granholm if Biden supports surtaxes on oil companies making excessive profits.

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May hit a 40-year high for inflation.

During Biden’s speech to union workers on Tuesday, he dismissed criticism of his administration and blamed Republicans, Vladimir Putin and oil companies for soaring inflation and gas prices.


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