Biden Admin Backs Off Plan to Ban Gas Stoves
The Biden administration’s mission to make people’s lives difficult saw a new turn the past week as it reportedly mulled a ban on gas stoves. However, owing to instant backlash, they sound like they are backing off their controversial plan.
Early in the week, news broke that the Biden administration was considering a nationwide ban on gas stoves in wake of some recent studies that warned of respiratory and health problems caused by emissions from gas stoves. Consumer Product Safety Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. was cited in the New York Post as:
“This is a hidden hazard. Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.”
The comment came on top of a letter to the Consumer Product Safety Commission by two Democrat lawmakers – Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) – in December, wherein they requested the agency to take action against the appliances. Trumka also announced that his agency would be taking open public comments on gas stove hazards later this year.
Reeking of government tyranny, Trumka’s comments sparked a fierce and instant backlash coming from conservatives, both lawmakers and voters. Republican congressman Gary James Palmer slammed Trumka as an unelected bureaucrat who shouldn’t have the power to make such decisions.
One consumer asked on Twitter whether Republicans will ever stop these “communists” who now want to ban gas stoves.
Tucker Carlson, star anchor of Fox News, ridiculed the Biden administration’s suggestion to ban gas stoves by using consumer safety as an excuse.
Conservative commentator Dave Rubin showed a clip of a CNN broadcast where one of the anchors appeared to be getting instructions via her earphone, stopping her from mentioning the left’s climate change agenda as the real motive behind the gas stove ban.
Gas stove manufacturers also slammed the Biden administration for thinking of taking away their livelihood and a cheaper means of cooking and heating for millions of Americans.
Following the strong backlash in conservative media and on social media across the country, the Bidden administration quickly backtracked on its plan as Trumka offered an explanation. He was cited in the media saying:
“To be clear, CPSC isn’t coming for anyone’s gas stoves. Regulations apply to new products.”
However, his statement leaves the option of banning any new gas stoves while allowing existing ones.
Prior to suggesting a nationwide ban on gas stoves, the Biden administration announced its efforts to phase out the use of natural gas in federal buildings.