Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refused to respond when asked what she would say to Americans who are facing record prices at the gas pump. In a video obtained by Fox News, the second-term congresswoman walked away when asked if she supported expanding U.S. energy production to help alleviate record-high gas prices.
In the video, Ocasio-Cortez ignored questions requesting her perspective on President Biden's sanctions against Russia, his administration's ban on Russian oil, as well the high cost of gasoline. Ocasio-Cortez continued walking after leaving dinner at Bullfeathers, a restaurant just across the street from the U.S. Capitol building, with her colleague Rep. Mondaire Jones.
On Wednesday, the average price for a gallon of gasoline hit a record high for the second consecutive day, according to AAA.
Fox News' Hillary Vaughn spoke with Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday about the Biden administration's ban on Russian oil. When asked if the U.S. should buy oil from Iran and Venezuela, Ocasio-Cortez said, "None of these options are good ones."
"It's very alarming that many people are pushing to increase either imports or production of oil," Ocasio-Cortez continued. "What we really need to be doing is rapidly investing in solar and wind."
Ocasio-Cortez has previously tweeted her support for "targeted sanctions against Putin and his oligarchs." Her refusal to comment comes just a day after Biden announced sanctions against Russian oil and gas.
CORRECTION: This piece has been updated to reflect that Ocasio-Cortez was leaving dinner, not heading to it. We regret the error.