WATCH: Ed Markey Has a Joe Biden Moment

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As the White House, Democratic leaders like Gavin Newsom, and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg push for all Americans to drive an electric vehicle, Ed Markey spoke about gas prices and made a foolish comment about them.

Markey said:

“We are going to ultimately say to the American people, there is no reason why you have to pay four or five dollars a gallon for gasoline when you can have an all-electric vehicle that averages 75 cents for your payment, for your all-electric vehicle to be able to move you anywhere you want in our state.”

As we know, electric vehicles cost, on average, $66,000. The price for an electric vehicle has increased 13.7 percent since last year. Gas prices have fallen, but they are still way too high compared to a few years ago when we were able to fill up our tank for half of what we are paying now. This has given the Democrats a talking point to move fully to electric. Even those who don’t want to drive electric and may opt to drive a hybrid? That is not good enough for Democratic leaders.

As California Governor Gavin Newsom continuously pushes his agenda of going all-electric by 2035, he doesn’t realize how flawed that idea is. People living in California could get their non-electric cars from another state, such as Nevada or Utah. Once again, the government should not tell us what to do, and they should not dictate what we can and can’t drive.

We have seen Pete Buttigieg push this same talking point, saying people should not worry about gas prices; they should just buy an electric vehicle.

Well, as Buttigieg earns his $226,300 salary, he claims to understand the pain of working families. He should understand that not every American has $66,000 to spend on an electric vehicle, and some Americans don’t want to spend that much money on an electric vehicle when they can get another car of their choosing for cheaper.

The Democrats are trying so hard to sell electric vehicles, and it seems to be working. I have seen a lot more Tesla and Volkswagen EVs, among other electric vehicles, but to lie about gas prices and claim that electric vehicles cost 75 cents is beyond laughable. In November 2021, a report showed that in 2011, 16 thousand electric vehicles were sold; that number jumped to 2 million in 2021.

But as Green Hills Software CEO and billionaire Dan O’Dowd has been pointing out, Tesla, the most popular EV, still has safety problems. Until those problems are fixed, the White House and Democratic leaders should not be pushing for everyone to switch to an EV.

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