Republicans love to criticize the Biden administration for the high price of gas these days, but when they had a chance on Monday to do something that might actually help reduce the cost of fuel, they blocked the measure instead of letting it move forward.

As David Badash of The New Civil Rights Movement notes, GOP hypocrisy on the subject of high gas prices is best exemplified by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), who has repeatedly complained about rising prices at the pump and suggested blame lies with President Joe Biden:

And yet Rodgers opposed the Democratic bill to actually put an end to blatant price gouging by oil companies, saying such legislation is “socialist.”

Republicans on the powerful House Rules Committee on Monday blocked the bill, H.R. 7688, the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act. from advancing. The GOP, thanks to McMorris Rodgers, is now calling the legislation the “Socialist Energy Price Fixing Act.”

CNN’s Manu Raju reports House Republican leadership Monday evening was urging its members to vote against the legislation if and when it comes to a vote on the full floor, which is still possible, although questionable.

Of course, even if the bill does pass the House, it would face a Republican filibuster in the Senate, meaning that the GOP wants the issue of gas prices, but their solutions are nonexistent. That’s what happens when you feed at the trough of Big Oil and need to please your corporate masters.

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