During a recent appearance on MSNBC, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg proclaimed that “all options are on the table” when asked if the Biden administration is considering solutions to rising oil prices such as importing oil from Iran.

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MSNBC news anchor Stephanie Ruhle brought up the ongoing oil price debacle that is adversely impacting Americans, asking the transportation secretary whether President Biden would entertain restarting the Keystone pipeline endeavor or potentially looking to Iran as a possible oil solution.

“Are there things like – and I realize it is controversial, it has huge environmental impacts – could the president possibly consider authorizing the Keystone pipeline, working something out with Iran?”

Buttigieg responded while seeming to call back to Biden’s earlier comments about nothing being off the table, proclaiming that the administration is contemplating all potential methods to address rising oil prices.

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“I mean look, the president has said that all options are on the table but we also need to make sure that we’re not galloping after permanent solutions to immediate short term problems where more strategic and tactical actions in the short term can make a difference. Like what you have with the strategic reserve, which exists partly in order to respond to situations like this.”

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