Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) discussed the President's role in recent gas price surges on Meet The Press this morning.
But let's be very honest about this. When we put up the Maria Cantwell amendment, on the floor, of the energy bill (which) said America should reduce its dependence on foreign oil by 40% over the next 20 years, it was opposed by this administration, opposed because they said that would force higher CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards, higher fuel economy for cars and trucks. That has to be part of the solution in America. And now the president recently has said he wants to revisit that issue, but that has to be part of any sound energy policy.