- A Fox News weekend host described the White House’s energy policy as “green energy fetishes.”
- Rachel Campos-Duffy was filling in on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning.
- She also accused the Biden administration of making inflation “intentional.”
Persistent inflation has drawn scores of experts to examine its root causes, but Fox News weekend host Rachel Campos-Duffy offered an exceedingly simple explanation on Monday.
“We have to remember that all of this is intentional,” she said, filling in for the regular “Fox & Friends” crew on Memorial Day. “The gas prices and the inflation is intentional, this is a policy Joe Biden admitted last week. This is about transitioning America over [to renewable energy].”
Back in November 2021, right-wing media seized on comments from White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki when she said “the rise in gas prices over the long term makes an even stronger case for doubling down our investment and our focus on clean energy options so we are not relying on the fluctuations and OPEC and their willingness to put more supply and meet the demand in the market.”
President Biden has repeatedly said he is working to combat rising gas prices and his administration has tapped into the nation’s petroleum reserves to increase domestic supply. While there is little US presidents can do to affect global energy prices, he has never said the US government is intentionally pushing prices higher to shift consumers to renewable energy.
“Again, intentional,” Duffy continued in her 7 a.m. riff. “This government is willing to make you poor in order to accomplish their green energy fetishes, really.”
Campos-Duffy did not further clarify what she meant by “fetishes” in the context of energy commodities.
Her only tweet on Memorial Day as of Monday afternoon was calling Pope Francis “pro-abortion” and tagging the official papal account.