Savannah Congressman Jack Kingston is standing in line with other Republicans this presidential election season to hit President Barack Obama on a major talking point.
They’re pinning the blame for rising gas prices on Obama.
Kingston took his turn April 12 with an op-ed in his hometown paper, the Savannah Morning News.
“[W]hile families struggle with rising gas prices the president is only making things worse,” the op-ed said.
“When he [Obama] claims energy production is increasing on his watch, he is taking credit for production on state and private lands. In fact, oil production on federal lands has decreased 14 percent over the past year.”
Oil production is down 14 percent on federal lands? We thought this claim was well worth a check.
Our colleagues at PolitiFact National and PolitiFact Ohio have looked at similar claims. Both teams cautioned against blaming a president for current oil production