On Tuesday, former U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) argued that Thanksgiving meal price increases are not due to President Joe Biden’s policies but rather the Republicans in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) tweeted on Tuesday a list of price increases for common Thanksgiving meal commodities. According to his tweet, the price of turkey is up 7.2%, sugar is up 8.8% and frozen vegetables are up 10.7%. 

“This year will be the most expensive Thanksgiving in history thanks to Bidenomics,” he said. “... Americans cannot afford inflation caused by Biden’s big spending.”

On Tuesday, 1819 News reported on statistics from the American Farm Bureau Federation, which said Thanksgiving dinner prices have risen 25% since 2019. 

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) cited the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in her tweet on Tuesday, also criticizing the Biden administration for what she said is a 20% increase in food costs. 

Jones, who lost reelection in a landslide to U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) in 2020, responded to Carl’s Tweet on Tuesday night.

“No, Jerry, it is not,” he wrote. “You know it. The country knows it. Whether you are eating or traveling or both, costs are down this year, no thanks to Republicans in Congress.”

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