Add to that their ideas about saving the world by taking away your gas stoves and pizza ovens.
Group of thieves fill up garbage bags of stolen goods from a Macy’s store in Northridge Mall in LA today.Welcome to @GavinNewsom’s California pic.twitter.com/v7e4oyIdOF — Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) September 11, 2023
But if that wasn’t enough, on Thursday, 190 House Democrats voted against the “Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act,” a bill that would bar states from limiting the sale of gas-powered cars as part of efforts to combat climate change. Although the legislation did not specifically mention California, it was aimed at the Golden State’s request for a waiver to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035, which was also supported by 17 other states that had adopted similar stringent vehicle standards, The Hill reported. The Biden administration spoke out against the bill, saying in a statement Tuesday that “H.R. 1435 would restrict the ability of California and its citizens to address its severe air pollution challenges.” Thankfully, the legislation still passed — but what does it say about the Democratic Party when only eight of its members in the House had the sense to back the bill? Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, chairwoman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, spoke out in favor of the bill on Tuesday. “This legislation is about ensuring Americans can continue choosing the vehicles that best suit their lives. It’s about making sure people have the option of driving practical, functional, and affordable cars,” Rodgers said, according to a news release from her office. “And it’s about embracing the legacy of the American auto industry.”
WATCH: New York Hero hurls pizza at City Hall after Dems vow to crackdown on ‘wood burning ovens.’pic.twitter.com/YNbu4Nsim8— The First (@TheFirstonTV) June 26, 2023
“The answer is not through restrictive government mandates,” the congresswoman said. “Yet that is exactly what President [Joe] Biden’s EPA, California, and others … are trying to do.” “One way they’re hoping to achieve this radical scheme is by giving California the green light to mandate all new vehicles sold in the state be 100 percent battery electric by 2035,” she said. “These mandates are divorced from reality, they’re unaffordable and impractical for most Americans, and what I’m most concerned about is that they’re handing China the keys to our auto future,” Rodgers said. “Instead of forcing Americans to spend more money on vehicles sourced in China in order to advance a political agenda, let’s get back to focusing on people having access to mobility options that are affordable, reliable, and functional means of transportation,” she said. Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, called Democrats’ actions to restrict the sale of gas-powered vehicles “MADNESS.”
Banning gas-powered cars and forcing Americans to drive EVs would compromise our grid reliability.California has had to ask people not to charge their EVs during blackouts—and EVs make up ONLY 4% of vehicles in the state. We must stop the bans on gas-powered cars. pic.twitter.com/mJfb2h2HUj — CathyMcMorrisRodgers (@cathymcmorris) September 14, 2023
Pennsylvania Rep. John Joyce, who sponsored the legislation, said in a statement, “California regulators shouldn’t have the power to determine what vehicles are sold to families in Pennsylvania.”
First, Extreme Democrats tried to ban gas stoves, and now they are going after gas-powered vehicles.This is MADNESS. That is why the @HouseGOP is bringing @RepJohnJoyce‘s Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act to the floor today to prevent the Far Left from eliminating the… — Rep. Elise Stefanik (@RepStefanik) September 14, 2023
Despite all the compelling arguments from Rodgers and others — including the impracticality of such mandates within the time frame, the high cost of EVs, the lack of infrastructure and grid reliability, the reliance on China and the need for choice — 190 Democrats turned around and voted against a ban on EV mandates. Which means either they are truly delusional or they are willing to sell out the country and impose severe hardship on its citizens just to promote their radical agenda. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
BREAKING: The House has passed my legislation to stop California’s ban on gas-powered cars. Today’s vote is a victory for American consumers and personal freedom. pic.twitter.com/vai4van8Mc— John Joyce, M.D. (@RepJohnJoyce) September 14, 2023