Following news that the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission was proposing a national ban on gas stoves because they produce dangerous pollutants, a Biden-appointed commissioner tried to cool things off.
In a piece that was released on Monday, Bloomberg quoted Richard Trumka Jr. as saying that the appliances represent a “hidden hazard.”
After being reprimanded by Rep. Gary Palmer on Twitter, Trumka, the son of the late AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, later explained that any additional regulations would only apply to new appliances (R-Ala.).
Palmer wrote,“Over 40 million American households use gas stoves. This type of power should never have been given to unelected bureaucrats and it is time for it to end.”
Palmer received a positive response from Trumka: “Thanks for your interest! ”
He clarified,“To be clear, CPSC isn’t coming for anyone’s gas stoves. Regulations apply to new products. For Americans who CHOOSE to switch from gas to electric, there is support available – Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act which includes a $840 rebate.”
Palmer was unconvinced.
He tweeted on Tuesday,referencing an article in the Washington Post about the proposed ban, “As I said yesterday, unelected bureaucrats should not have the type of power to even consider such an action. It is time to rein in the Biden administration and their continual desire to control American’s lives and decisions. It is time for it to end.”’