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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke October 18, 2022

No, Kamala Harris didn’t say this about gas prices

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  • We searched news reports, Twitter, Politwoops, speeches and remarks, statements and news releases and found no evidence Vice President Kamala Harris said this about gasoline prices. 

In March, Vice President Kamala Harris warned that Americans would have to pay more for gasoline because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and in July, she touted a recent drop in fuel prices, saying the Biden administration would "continue to fight to lower costs for the American people." 

Another quote attributed to Harris appears to show her talking about gas prices — but not saying much. 

"Gas prices are high due to gas prices not being low as before," the quote attributed to her in social media posts says. "To get back to lower prices we have to acknowledge gas is high which is the opposite of low." 

An Instagram post sharing the quote was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

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We found no evidence that Harris said this. 

An online search turned up no credible news reports or other sources corroborating that she said this. She made no such remarks from her verified @VP and @KamalaHarris Twitter accounts. We also didn’t find it in Politwoops, ProPublica’s archive of deleted tweets from public officials. 


This statement also doesn’t appear in speeches and remarks published on the White House’s website, nor in its statements and news releases

We rate claims that Harris said this False.


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