Rubio, other Republicans put Biden in a bind over Russian oil and gas prices

“It’s definitely a classic, ‘Damned if you do, damned if you don’t’ situation politically,” said Aubrey Jewett, a professor of political science at the University of Central Florida. “I think that’s why Biden at first was trying to avoid doing that. … But then finally, he just came to the conclusion that if for no other reasons, symbolically it was an important step to take.”