Dem Sen. Stabenow: High Gas Prices Don’t Matter to Me Because I Drive Electric

Patrick Taylor | June 8, 2022
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Can’t afford $5 a gallon gas? Okay, then buy a $50,000 electric car! This seemed to be the solution offered by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) during a congressional hearing Tuesday.

“On the issue of gas prices, I drove my electric vehicle from Michigan to here last weekend and went by every gas station and it didn’t matter how high it was,” Stabenow said. “And so, I’m looking forward to the opportunity to move to vehicles that aren’t going to be dependent on the whims of the oil companies and the international markets.”

Unfortunately for those of us who don’t drive electric cars, gas prices have soared 30 cents a gallon in the past week alone with no sign of slowing down. The White House’s efforts have done little to stop this trend, and President Joe Biden has begun to brand the high gas prices as a good thing.

As FOX11 News added, the price of the average electric vehicle is $56,000. If you can spare $56 grand, you, like Stabenow, will no longer have to be concerned with $5 or $6/gallon gas prices.

Conservative commentators and politicians quickly torched Stabenow’s out-of-touch comments.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) spokeswoman Christina Pushaw joked, “Yeah...go with this. Great message.”

Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Penn.) joined in, comparing the cost of an electric vehicle to the $54,627 median income of his constituents. 

“Democrats don't understand the problems of everyday Americans,” he concluded.

Stabenow isn’t the only Democratic politician to take advantage of high gas prices to push electric cars. Biden’s Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, said about gas prices last month, “[Y]ou know, if you drive an electric car, this would not be affecting you, clearly.”

Marie Antoinette would clearly not feel out of place in today’s Democratic Party.


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