US Senator’s gasoline comment: “It is cheaper to buy cocaine and run everywhere”

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A U.S. senator: Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA): “In my state, the price of gas is so high that it would be cheaper to buy cocaine and just run everywhere.”

US Senator's gasoline comment: "It is cheaper to buy cocaine and run everywhere"In a report in The Independent, Louisiana Senator John Kennedy made the joke when he talked about the historically high prices seen at the pump across the country. Currently, the threshold of $5 per 1 gallon (3.78 liter) of gasoline has been exceeded in 17 states.

Speaking to Jesse Watters of Fox News, Kennedy said, “President Biden continues to campaign for more economic chaos. By the way, I don’t know where Jesse lives, but in my state the price of gasoline is so high that it’s cheaper to buy cocaine and run everywhere.”

Idaho, Ohio and Pennsylvania are the last states to surpass $5 per gallon of gasoline, while California is still the most expensive, with an average price of $6.39 per gallon. As of Wednesday, the current national average is $4,995 per gallon.

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Data shows that as of Tuesday, 29 percent of the 130,000 gas stations in the U.S. were already selling gasoline for more than $5 a gallon.


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