AOC Mocks Conservatives for Gas Stove Meltdown!
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is firing back at her critics after taking heat for owning a gas stove. The latest dustup involving the controversial social Democrat started after she tweeted about the dangers of gas stoves to cognitive development in children in support of a proposed federal ban on the appliances – only to then have it leaked that she owns one herself!
“I do think it’s funny that, like, absolute utter Republican meltdown where they’re like you can take my gas stove out of my cold dead hands,” the progressive firebrand said in a video posted to her Instagram.
The White House said last week that the president wasn’t considering such a move – a gas stove ban. The frenzy started after Bloomberg reported that such a ban was on the table, quoting the Biden-appointed Consumer Product Safety Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. calling the household appliance a “hidden hazard,” with new research linking gas stoves to childhood asthma and other issues in children.
For her part, AOC defended the science and pointed out that “ongoing exposure to NO2 from gas stoves is linked to reduced cognitive performance.”
That led Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas to lash out and share a photo of the New York congresswoman’s own gas stove in her NY kitchen!
“AOC says gas stoves cause “reduced cognitive performance” – yet she uses a gas stove? Is this a self-diagnosis?’ Jackson tweeted. ‘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!”
AOC then pushed back on that, noting she has a gas stove because she rents an apartment.
“I rent. Period,’ she said in the Instagram story. “There is very concerning science about some of the emissions from gas stoves, especially around the cognitive development of young children, asthma, cancer, etc.”
She also said there would be no immediate ban on the gas stove.
“This is about a decision about what may be sold and regulations in the far future. Okay, so everyone, just take the temperature down a little bit. No secret government agency is gonna bust down your door and take your gas stove away,” she added.
Additionally, a number of Republicans pointed to a 2020 tweet showing Dr. Jill Biden cooking veggies over gas – a photo that was taken three years ago.
“Rules for thee but not for me,” tweeted Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
Jackson, a former White House doctor, said he’d rather die than cook with electric.
“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!!” Jackson said.
The majority of Americans – approximately 68% – use an electric vs. natural gas stove, according to the Energy Information Administration Residential Energy Consumption Survey.