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Press Secretary Jen Psaki Says Texas Governor’s ‘Unnecessary and Redundant Inspections’ are Responsible for High Prices

The White House Press Secretary blames Texas Governor Greg Abbott for the highest inflation rate since 1981.

Psaki released a statement this week after Governor Greg Abbott ordered increased “inspections” on trucks entering the United States from Mexico.

“Governor Abbott’s unnecessary and redundant inspections of trucks transiting ports of entry between Texas and Mexico are causing significant disruptions to the food and automobile supply chains, delaying manufacturing, impacting jobs, and raising prices for families in Texas and across the country,” states the Press Secretary.

“Local businesses and trade associations are calling on Governor Abbott to reverse this decision because trucks are facing lengthy delays exceeding 5 hours at some border crossings and commercial traffic has dropped by as much as 60 percent. The continuous flow of legitimate trade and travel and CBP’s ability to do its job should not be obstructed. Governor Abbott’s actions are impacting people’s jobs, and the livelihoods of hardworking American families,” added the senior Biden aide.

Recent data released from the federal government shows the consumer price increase jumped 8.5% compared to last March, the biggest increase in more than four decades.

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