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

Ingraham began the segment by showing a video clip of Jennifer Granholm, President Biden’s energy secretary, telling reporters during a news conference that she didn’t know how many barrels of oil Americans consumed every day.

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

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

BIDEN ENERGY SEC. GRANHOLM ADMITS SHE DOES NOT KNOW US OIL CONSUMPTION RATE WHEN PRESSED BY A REPORTER

U.S. SEN. JOHN KENNEDY, R-LA: I think they’re just trying to create a distraction. They know what the answer to this is.

Go back to what we were doing in December of last year. Let America be energy-independent. We’ve got the reserves.

His reliance on foreign oil is causing gas prices to go through the roof. I think if many people won the lottery, the first thing they’d do is fill up their gas tanks.

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

I was out in California a couple of weeks ago, it’s five bucks a gallon out there.

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