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Energy prices were a topic of discussion Tuesday night when U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, R-La, joined Granthshala News host Laura Ingraham on “The Ingraham Angle.”

Ingraham began the segment by showing a video clip of President Biden’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, telling reporters during a news conference that she did not know how many barrels of oil Americans were consuming each day.

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“I don’t have that number in front of me,” said Granholm.

Ingraham said the remarks suggested deficiencies in Biden’s cabinet but Kennedy offered a different view.

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US Sen. John Kennedy, R-La: I think they are just trying to create a distraction. They know what the answer is.

Back to what we were doing in December last year. Let America be energy-independent. We have reserve.

Their reliance on foreign oil has resulted in skyrocketing gas prices. I think if a lot of people won the lottery, the first thing they would do is fill up their gas tank.

I mean, it’s just ridiculous. The average price is $3.50.

I was in California a few weeks ago, there’s five bucks a gallon.

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