Mar 01, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) said the price increase “isn’t simply the result of forces we can’t control. It is to a large extent the result of a vision that this president laid out even before he was elected to office.”
Democrats argue the price surge reflects the gathering strength of the economy, which has boosted demand for fuel. Still, they worry the issue could become a liability in the fall.