Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubled-down on her fierce critique of gas stoves this week; saying the household appliance can cause asthma, brain damage, and cancer in children.
“I do think it’s funny the absolute, utter Republican meltdown where they’re like ‘you can take my gas stove from my cold dead hands,’ or, ‘how dare you talk about gas stoves, you have a gas stove.’”
“First of all, I rent, period. Second of all, it doesn’t even matter. Because, by that logic, these are the same people who would have said we should have never gotten rid of leaded gasoline just because someone may have driven a gasoline car.”
“Science evolves and gives us new knowledge with time,” she added.
“There is very concerning science about some of the emissions from gas stoves,” she said, “especially around the cognitive development of young children, asthma, cancer, et cetera.”
“This is a decision about what may be sold and regulations in the far future. Okay? So everyone just take the temperature down a little bit.”
“No secret government agency is going to bust down your door and take your gas stove away,” Ocasio-Cortez told Republicans.