Gas Stove Controversy
Conservatives were quick to scrutinize a casual kitchen picture posted by Vice President Kamala Harris. One prominent Republican, Rep. Mike Collins from Georgia, questioned if there was another gas stove in the kitchen. This observation sparked further criticism from conservatives who pointed out that Harris’ choice to cook beef seemed contradictory to her previous statements about reducing red meat consumption. Mary Vought questioned, “I thought we’re supposed to eat less red meat for the climate?”
This is not the first time Vice President Harris has faced criticism for her kitchen choices. On Thanksgiving, she posted a photo that also drew attention and raised eyebrows. The Biden administration had previously indicated that they planned to ban gas stoves due to health concerns expressed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s top leader, Richard Trumka Jr. Trumka stated, “This is a hidden hazard. Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.”
Although the idea of banning gas stoves was scrapped, the Department of Energy (DOE) proposed a regulation to impose stricter energy efficiency standards for gas stoves. However, an amendment was approved in March, with the support of several Democrats, to prevent the DOE from implementing these strict regulations that most gas stoves on the market would not be able to meet. The amendment, introduced by Rep. Gary Palmer of Alabama, received a vote of 251 to 181 in favor, with Republicans voting unanimously.
Household Usage and Lack of Response
Approximately 38% of American households, or around 40 million, use natural gas for cooking in their homes. Despite the controversy, neither the White House nor the vice president’s office responded to requests for comment from Fox News Digital.
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