This is infuriating.
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has criticized Republicans for playing into the unfounded rumors that the Biden administration was going to ban gas stoves only because they refuse to accept the spending cuts requested by the GOP.
In a statement released on Friday, Schumer said that when you first look at the “gas stove ban narrative” that the MAGA GOP is promoting “you have to laugh.” He then added that the idea that gas stoves would be banned has been denied by both the Energy Department and the commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Still, the Republicans are trying to distract Americans from what is going on by telling them that they would lose their gas stoves.
In his statement, Schumer continued by actually challenging MAGA Republicans to do something and get things done for the American people instead of pulling at straws and saying that there will be a gas stove back.
These comments came only one day after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) had prepared and introduced the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act. Manchin in his own statement said that the federal government should not be allowed to take the gas stoves away from people. He added that they would continue to “fight any overreach by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.”
Schumer on the other hand has tried to calm the American people down by pointing out that there special energy efficiency programs that they can use to improve their homes.