No, I repeat, the President of the United States said, don’t try to take advantage of consumers during this time.
new York- President Joe Biden warned gas stations not to increase prices because motorists waited for fuel to begin flowing reliably through colonial pipelines. The pipeline was reopened after a cyber attack on Wednesday.
Biden said in a speech at the White House: “No, I repeat, don’t try to take advantage of consumers during this time.” “No one should take advantage of this situation for financial gain. This is what hackers are trying to do. Things. That’s their purpose, not us. That’s not us.”
The closure of the pipeline is the main concern of the young president during his tenure. The president must also deal with the pandemic, the economic recession, the influx of unaccompanied children on the southern border, the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and high-risk conflicts around the world. war. Government officials understand the political and economic risks posed by rising gasoline prices and winding cars around gas stations, all of which could endanger Biden’s agenda and Democratic control of Congress.
President Bush said he expects the pipeline to return to normal operation next week and emphasized the importance of improving the durability of US infrastructure as part of his $2.3 trillion employment plan. Biden said the government will take measures to stop future cyberattacks, although he declined to comment on whether the colonial pipeline paid a ransom.
He said: “We don’t think the Russian government was involved in this attack, but we have good reason to believe that the criminals who carried out the attack live in Russia.” “We will also seek a measure to disrupt its ability to operate. Our Ministry of Justice A new working group has been established to prosecute ransomware hackers to the maximum extent permitted by law.”