Biden admin torched by Rep. Gary Palmer over potential gas stove ban: ‘desire to control Americans’ lives’

Rep. Gary Palmer doubled down on his criticism of the Biden administration after the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) said it was considering a possible ban on gas stoves.

The idea was sent back to the drawing board after heavy criticism from lawmakers and consumers.

“As I said yesterday, unelected bureaucrats should not have the power to even consider such action. It’s time to contain the Biden administration and its constant desire to control American lives and decisions,” the Republican tweeted Tuesday.

The tweet came as USCPSC Commissioner Rich Trumka Jr. clarified that a potential ban on gas stoves would hurt “new products.”

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A split photo of a gas stove and Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Ala., at a news conference in Washington on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

A split photo of a gas stove and Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Ala., at a news conference in Washington on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
(Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

“To be clear, CPSC is not coming for anyone’s gas stoves. Regulations apply to new products,” Trumka said in a tweet on Monday afternoon.

Trumka first pointed out the potential dangers of using a gas stove during an interview with Bloomberg and in later social media posts, as they can emit dangerous gases even when they are off.

During the interview, Trumka told Bloomberg that gas stoves are a “hidden danger” and a ban is “on the table.”

“Every option is on the table. Products that cannot be made safe can be banned,” he told the news outlet

Richard Trumka Jr. is seen speaking as President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on Thursday, July 7, 2022 during a ceremony to present 17 Presidential Medals of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

Richard Trumka Jr. is seen speaking as President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on Thursday, July 7, 2022 during a ceremony to present 17 Presidential Medals of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
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He reiterated on Twitter: “My first duty is to protect the health and safety of consumers. Gas stoves can release dangerous levels of toxic chemicals — even when not in use — and the USCPSC will review all approaches to regulation.”

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Palmer responded, pointing out that a potential ban would affect tens of millions of Americans.

“Over 40 million American homes use gas stoves. That kind of energy should never have been bestowed on unelected bureaucrats and it is time to stop,” he wrote.

JOE MANCHIN SAYS POTENTIAL GAS STOVE BAN A ‘RECIPE FOR DISASTERS’

Sen. Joe Manchin, DW.Va., has also blasted a possible state ban on gas stoves as a “recipe for disaster.”

“This is a recipe for disaster,” Manchin said. “The federal government has nothing to do with telling American families how to cook their dinner. I can tell you the last thing that would ever leave my house is the gas stove we cook on. If this is the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s number one concern for American consumers, I think we need to reevaluate the commission.”

Radio host Kenny Webster pointed out on Twitter that Biden’s home has a gas stove.

“Can’t wait to see the headlines as the FBI agents raid Jill Biden’s home to confiscate her criminal gas stove,” he tweeted.

Studies by the American Chemical Society and the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University Law School found that gases such as nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide can escape from gas stoves even when they are off. Without proper ventilation, these emissions can exceed levels that are unsafe under current recommendations from the Environmental Protection Agency and the World Health Organization.

Senator Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, on Thursday, October 20, 2022, in Piketon, Ohio, USA.

Senator Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, on Thursday, October 20, 2022, in Piketon, Ohio, USA.
(Gaelen Morse/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Paul Tonko, D-NY, who were formerly co-chairs of the House Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, previously called for the USCPSC to hold a briefing in Congress to assess the potential dangers discuss.

The ban drew praise from some people on Twitter, including California Senator Scott Wiener.

Fox News’ Adam Sabes and Kristine Parks contributed to this report.

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