Chuck Schumer is living a political nightmare.
But he never saw this problem coming.
And Chuck Schumer was groaning after a leading Democrat made this colossal blunder.
Democrats have gone all in on the Green New Deal insanity championed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Since Joe Biden occupied the Oval Office and Democrats took control of Congress, the price of gas has doubled.
Gas prices set a new record high on a daily basis with no end in sight.
Drivers are being crushed by record gas prices caused by the Democrats’ environmental wacko policies.
Of course, the pain is the point of high gas prices for Democrats.
Sky-high prices have given them an opportunity to use the crisis to push their green fantasy of electric cars on Americans.
But Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan isn’t worried about the crippling price of gas hurting the American people.
During a Senate Finance Committee hearing, she dismissed all worries over the price of gas.
“I do just have to say on the issue of gas prices after waiting for a long time to have enough chips in this country to finally get my electric vehicle. I got it and drove it from Michigan to here last weekend and went by every single gas station and it didn’t matter how high it was,” Stabenow explained.
“I look forward to the opportunity for us to move to vehicles that aren’t going to be dependent on the whims of the oil companies and the international markets,” she added.
Stabenow just reinforced how elitist and out of touch the Democrat Party has become.
Saying she doesn’t worry about high gas prices is the modern-day equivalent of Marie Antoinette’s notorious “Let them eat cake!” reply when her subjects were starving from a lack of bread.
Dismissing the concerns of Americans over high gas prices to push expensive, impractical electric vehicles is tone deaf.
Even though polling shows that high gas prices are a top concern of voters, that’s of no concern to multimillionaire career politician Debbie Stabenow.
Instead of actually dealing with high gas prices, she’s using them as an excuse to push the Democrats’ green schemes.
In her home state of Michigan, the median household income is $59,234, while the average price of an electric car is $56,437.
And that’s if one is even available, as popular models like Tesla have a months-long waiting list.
Stabenow’s absurd comments show that Democrats have become the Party of the wealthy coastal elites, and also show why working-class voters are abandoning them in droves.
While Stabenow and Democrats double down on electric vehicles as the solution to high gas prices, it could cost them dearly in the Midterm elections.
Joe Biden’s approval rating has cratered to 27% on gas prices in an ABC News poll.
74% of respondents in the same poll said gas prices are an “extremely/very important” factor in how they will vote in the Midterm elections.
Democrats could pay a heavy political price for their electrical car fanaticism.
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