President Joe Biden said Wednesday the solution to the nation’s gas shortage due to a recent cyber-attack on the Colonial Pipeline is not fixing or increasing the rising gas supply issues, but is actually more education spending.
“I think that this shows that I think we have to make a greater investment in education as it relates to being able to train and graduate more people proficient in cybersecurity,” Biden said, according to Breitbart News.
“I think that one of the most important things we have to do to reclaim our place as the leading innovator in the world is to have a better-educated workforce,” the president added.
Biden noted the concerns of Americans as many have experienced fuel outages at the pump in more than 1,000 stations across the southeastern U.S.
“Gasoline. Price is going up. Exactly right. And it matters if you make $40,000 a year, it matters if you’re a two-family person making $80-$90,000, two fam.. wage earners, it matters,” Biden noted.
The president said his administration was working with the leaders of the Colonial Pipeline to restore the nation’s fuel supply, though shortages could continue short term.
On Wednesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki added her own remarks regarding the nation’s gas shortage.
“On Monday afternoon — so 48 hours ago — we said ‘at this moment there is not a supply shortage’ that was accurate, ‘at this moment.’” she told reporters. “We also said that we are continuing to monitor very closely what the impact will be.”