During an interview this week with Bloomberg News, US Consumer Product Safety Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. announced that gas stove usage was a “hidden hazard” and that the Biden administration was considering banning them.
“Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned,” he said, revealing the agency would “take action” to address indoor pollution.
“We need to be talking about regulating gas stoves, whether it’s drastically reducing emissions or banning gas stoves entirely,” he said, adding that a ban “is a powerful tool in our toolbox and it’s a real possibility here, particularly because there seem to be readily available alternatives already in the market.”
In response to the news, former White House doctor and current Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson tweeted: “I’ll NEVER give up my gas stove. If the maniacs in the White House come for my stove, they can pry it from my cold dead hands. COME AND TAKE IT!!”
Socialist representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez replied to Jackson’s tweet.
“Did you know that ongoing exposure to NO2 from gas stoves is linked to reduced cognitive performance,” she claimed.
Jackson fired back: “If that’s the case, the FIRST place they should ban gas stoves is at the White House! Biden can’t afford to lose ANY more of his cognitive abilities – he needs all the help he can get!!”
If that’s the case, the FIRST place they should ban gas stoves is at the White House! Biden can’t afford to lose ANY more of his cognitive abilities – he needs all the help he can get!! https://t.co/A3hKo3dyZW
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) January 11, 2023
Jackson then followed up with a photo showing Ocasio-Cortez using a gas stove.
“.@aoc says gas stoves cause ‘reduced cognitive performance’ – yet she uses a gas stove? Is this a self diagnosis? AOC, as a medical doctor, I can tell you this: what’s wrong with your head IS NOT caused by stoves. Something WAY BIGGER is causing your decreased cognitive function!” he said.
Rep. Gary Palmer also took a shot at the decision regarding gas stoves by responding to a tweet from Trumka.
“My guiding duty is protecting consumer health and safety. Gas stoves can emit dangerous level of toxic chemicals – even when not in use – and @USCPSC will consider all approaches to regulation,” Trumka said on Twitter.
“Over 40 million American households use gas stoves. This type of power should never have been given to unelected bureaucrats and it is time for it to end,” Palmer shot back.
Over 40 million American households use gas stoves. This type of power should never have been given to unelected bureaucrats and it is time for it to end. https://t.co/ey1sYrDvX9
— Gary Palmer (@USRepGaryPalmer) January 9, 2023
Check out some more reactions on Twitter of users hammering AOC:
Is that what happened to you?
— SETH WEATHERS (@sethweathers) January 11, 2023
Oh Dang…for a Second I was excited because I thought that they had reinstated Mini AOC
Wow…so now its stoves? Are they racist too?
— Jason Robertson (@JRobFromMN) January 11, 2023
You were saying? pic.twitter.com/gn0naqDtnh
— Proud Elephant 🇺🇸🦅 (@ProudElephantUS) January 11, 2023
You have made videos of yourself cooking on a gas stove pic.twitter.com/TWLVgNp4dm
— PoliMath (@politicalmath) January 11, 2023
Where in the constitution does it say the federal government can decide how I cook food?
— Woodsplitter (@HelpsLogic) January 11, 2023
Did you know every time you open your mouth you are exposing us B.S. and reducing our cognitive performance. Quit stealing our oxygen.
— Brian Perras (@bperras12) January 11, 2023
so is fentanyl but you dont seem to be taking any steps to prevent that.
— HuMutants (@HMutants) January 11, 2023
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