MTG fighting a ban that doesn't exist?
On September 14, Georgia's most-controversial and outspoken Republican - Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene - took a break from focusing her attention on the recently announced impeachment enquiry into Democratic President Joe Biden, and returned to another of her favorite topics; ripping into the Democrats' Green New Deal.
In Congress, MTG introduced newly proposed legislation - HR 1435 - the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act - which is apparently intended to prevent the banning of cars powered by gasoline.
Commenting on the proposal on Twitter, MTG had this to say:
"Forcing drivers to buy electric vehicles to fulfill the Democrats’ Green New Deal climate cult agenda is traitorous to auto workers, traitorous to auto unions, and traitorous to every American auto consumer."
The main issue with what the Georgia Republican is saying, would appear to be that no such ban is forthcoming, nor has any such ban been suggested by anyone, at least not in any impending or meaningful timeframe. Even in Democrat-led California, a ban on gasoline-powered vehicles won't come into effect until 2035, and even then, that ruling could be overturned in the next 12 years!
It begs the question whether Taylor-Greene is really focused on political initiatives that will improve the lives of those who voted for her, or - as was suggested by another leading Republican earlier this week - more interested in growing her social media following by making alarmist comments.
MTG slams the Green New Deal
During the previous week, MTG had expressed her mistrust and cynicism about the Green New Deal - an agenda that outlines measures to counteract climate change in the United States - and at a Georgia Town hall was recorded as describing it as:
"A fourteen-page communist manifesto written by a bartender named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez."
While her remarks were surely intended to inflame her ongoing feud with the New York Democrat, her comments and the narrative that followed in that video, also give insight into what MTG thinks about the green climate agenda and the proliferation of electric vehicles as part of a strategy to slow global warming.
The insulting remarks made by MTG about AOC, and the ill-informed comments made regarding the Green New Deal initiative are indicative of how the Georgia Republican views climate change and how seriously she takes the threat of global warming.
In the same week, she appeared on Infowars online with the controversial broadcaster Alex Jones to share her perspective on the 75,000+ people who were trapped in the Nevada desert by freak flooding at the Burning Man festival.
According to MTG, those attending the event were being punished by God for going to an event where attendees are encouraged to learn about climate change and become more environmentally aware:
“God has a way of making sure everyone knows who God is”
Rising gas prices to promote electric vehicles
Perhaps the best illustration of MTG's perspective on the risk of gasoline-powered cars being banned, came when she claimed that the Biden administration was deliberately pushing up gas prices to promote EVs.
Her revelation came just before Governor Kemp of Georgia announced that tax on gasoline has been suspended in the state, and Hyundai and LG are investing more money in the Peach State to promote EV and battery manufacture.
It would seem then, that Georgia's Marjorie Taylor-Greene should consider all the facts before fighting a ban that doesn't yet exist?
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