Vice President Kamala Harris sat down with CNN’s Dana Bash in her first interview since the Supreme Court’s Dobbs ruling, which overturned Roe v. Wade. While the two discussed abortion rights, the vice president was also asked about high gas prices, record-high inflation, the filibuster and more. Rather than give clear responses to Bash’s questions, the Republican National Committee panned the vice president for sounding like “a college freshman struggling to reach their book report’s minimum word count.”
On the issue of high gas prices, Bash wondered if there is “anything you can do to help bring down the cost.”
“Let’s just say that this is a very real issue, and, um, we have to do something about it and it’s one of our highest priorities as an administration,” Harris replied.
“Is there anything else you can do to help bring down the cost of gas?”
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But that wasn’t the only time she talked about the administration’s highest priority.
“Now, inflation is really high,” Bash said. “Are you concerned about a recession? The administration said that they weren’t that worried about the — about inflation. And then, that changed.”
Harris replied, “I think that there can be no higher priority than what we have been clear is our highest priority, which is bringing down the costs and prices as much as we possibly can. And we will stay focused on that.”