Another day, another Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez public relations blunder. Whether Elon Musk is asking the New York congresswoman to stop making romantic advances on him or her climate change documentary is sputtering at the box office, it always seems like AOC is losing battles on social media.
So, once again, AOC is losing a Twitter war. This time, it is Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) who finally had enough of AOC’s hypocrisy. On Monday, Consumer Product Safety Commission Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr said, in an interview, that “any option is on the table” when it comes to alleviating gas stoves which he believes are a “hidden hazard,” according to the Daily Wire.
Rep. Ronny Jackson was having none of that. In a Tweet, he made it explicitly clear how he feels about the potential gas stove ban.
“I’ll NEVER give up my gas stove. If the maniacs in the White House come for my stove, they can pry it from my cold dead hands. COME AND TAKE IT!!”
This is where AOC made her big mistake. Since she has always believed herself to be of sound mind, she decided it would be smart to attack the mental state of Jackson, who she believes has been put into cognitive decline by his gas stove.
“Did you know that ongoing exposure to NO2 from gas stoves is linked to reduced cognitive performance.”
The biggest issue? It’s tough to decide between these two: 1) Jackson used to be the White House’s physician, so he knows a thing or two about what NO2 might do to his body and has certainly weighed the risks, 2) AOC got caught using a gas stove herself. You can’t make this stuff up!
.@aoc says gas stoves cause “reduced cognitive performance” – yet she uses a gas stove? Is this a self diagnosis? AOC, as a medical doctor, I can tell you this: what’s wrong with your head IS NOT caused by stoves. Something WAY BIGGER is causing your decreased cognitive function! pic.twitter.com/yYF90wXiGu
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) January 11, 2023
“@aocsays gas stoves cause “reduced cognitive performance” – yet she uses a gas stove? Is this a self diagnosis? AOC, as a medical doctor, I can tell you this: what’s wrong with your head IS NOT caused by stoves. Something WAY BIGGER is causing your decreased cognitive function!”
At this point, it almost seems like AOC is trying to make a fool of herself with these online squabbles. But, this is probably just a simple case of her punching above her weight class, yet again.
You might wonder why Ronny Jackson referred to himself as a “medical doctor,” since it is surely implied, right? Well, he hilariously explained that in a follow-up Tweet moments later.
“Oh and I forgot, “Doctor” Jill Biden uses a gas stove too!!”
Be careful, Ronny, I don’t want to end up like Jill Biden. You might make me buy an electric stove.
In the end, all of this backlash proved useful as the talks of gas stove bans were walked back by Trumka Jr. who spoke to CNN about the matter.
“We are not looking to go into anyone’s homes and take away items that are already there. We don’t do that. If and when we get to regulation on the topic, it’s always forward looking. You know, it applies to new products. Consumers always have the choice of what to keep in their homes and we want to make sure they do that with full information.”
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