MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak traded words with Bill O’Reilly about the gas prices issue on O’Reilly’s Fox News show Tuesday night.
Rybak was on the show speaking as vice chair of the Democratic National Committee.
“If you’re going to put forth that the President’s being effective here and that gas prices continue to go up, it just doesn’t wash, it doesn’t make sense,” O’Reilly said.
“The first thing a President should do — republican, democrat, whatever — is to make sure that we have a strategy on this,” responded Rybak. “And the strategy is this: we need to have more domestic production.”
O’Reilly disagreed with Rybak, saying the President’s plans to reduce gas prices have failed. He also said drilling in the U.S. does no good if it ends up being shipped overseas.
Rybak said high gas prices are the result of a number of issues, including consumption, production, and how much we import.