Biden CPSC Official Walks Back Gas Stove Ban Statements

Biden-appointed Consumer Product Safety Commission official Richard Trumka, Jr. is really feeling the heat (pun intended).

A Biden-appointed commissioner at the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission tried to turn down the temperature after a report that the agency was considering a national ban on gas stoves because they emit harmful pollutants.

Richard Trumka Jr. told Bloomberg that the appliances are a “hidden hazard” in a story published Monday.“

Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned,” he told the news outlet.​

Trumka’s dad was a powerful AFL-CIO boss and, as the New York Post points out, after he was called out by Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL), Trumka tweeted this:

This tweet despite Bloomberg‘s report saying the CPSC was considering banning gas stoves. If gas stoves can be such a hazard, then it’s clear, like the trade association the news outlet quoted for their article is the only party providing a decent solution: ventilation.

But not only was there a climate change angle but Cory Booker (D-NJ) and some of his colleagues have already put a racial spin hoping to spread more wealth around from the so-called Inflation Reduction Act to minority households because they experience more air pollution or something:

In a letter to the agency in December, lawmakers including Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey and Representative Don Beyer of Virginia, both Democrats, urged action and called gas-stove emissions a “cumulative burden” on Black, Latino and low-income households that disproportionately experience air pollution.

A quote attributed to Mark Twain sums all of this up perfectly: No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.

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