(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- After one of the commissioners from the Consumer Product Safety Commission suggested that there may be a nationwide ban on gas stoves, many people, including chefs, responded with a great deal of pushback.
Unsurprisingly, the media presented the pushback as “Republicans pounce.” While many of the most vocal opponents were Republicans, they weren’t the only ones opposing a possible ban on gas stoves.
Texas Republican Congressman Ronny Jackson tweeted last Tuesday that he would never give up using a gas stove. Using a common pro-Second Amendment expression, Jackson said if the Biden administration comes for his gas stove, “they can pry it from my cold dead hands. COME AND TAKE IT!!”
Naturally, the insufferable New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded. She quote-tweeted Jackson’s tweet, adding “Did you know that ongoing exposure to NO2 from gas stoves is linked to reduced cognitive performance”
Ocasio-Cortez was likely referring to a 2009 study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology which found that nitrogen dioxide exposure from gas stoves may deteriorate “neuropsychological development” in the first four years of a child’s life.
Eagle-eyed Twitter users dug up a screenshot from one of Ocasio-Cortez’s many Instagram videos that showed the New York Congresswoman standing in the kitchen of her apartment. And there against the wall was a gas stove.
Ocasio-Cortez routinely makes Instagram videos while she is cooking on her gas stove, which may explain why many people replying to her tweet asked if her use of a gas stove explains her own reduced cognitive performance.
Ocasio-Cortez suggested that the federal government should follow New York City’s policy requiring electric stoves to be installed in new buildings while buildings already with gas stoves can keep them. She also suggested a tax credit and rebate approach to encourage Americans to switch to electric stoves.
In December, the American Gas Association said banning natural gas in homes would be more expensive since electric appliances require pricey retrofits and the added cost would negatively impact lower-income households.