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Carney: "Dishonest" Republicans Say Drilling Or Keystone Pipeline Would Lower Gas Prices

White House press secretary Jay Carney opened his daily briefing by saying President Obama was right, that Republicans are "politicizing the issue of gas prices."

Carney says Republicans are "dishonest" if they think "simply by drilling or approving the Keystone XL pipeline that that would lower gas prices."

"Before I get started I just wanted to note that as the president predicted last week when he gave a speech at the University of Miami, upon his return to Washington, Congress or at least some members of Congress are politicizing the issue of gas prices," Carney stated at the beginning of today's briefing.

"The Speaker of the House apparently spoke to reporters this morning in which he suggested that the president wasn't in support of expanding domestic oil and gas production, which is demonstratively, categorically false. And suggested that somehow simply by drilling or approving the Keystone XL pipeline that that would lower gas prices. That would lower prices at the pump. And that's the kind of empty promise that politicians make when we face hikes in the global price of oil. That is really is dishonest with the kind of promises that are really dishonest with the American people," Carney claimed.

"As you know, the president has, from the beginning, has supported an all-of-the-above approach to our energy challenges. That includes expanding domestic oil and gas production. As you know, oil and gas production has been up all three years he has been in office. It includes investing in alternative energy sources, renewables. Wind, solar, biofuels," he told the press.

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