President Biden’s Secretary of Energy and former Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm, is the latest Democrat to suggest the solution to high gas prices is to buy a $60,000 electric vehicle.
A tweet from the RNC on Tuesday shows Granholm making a case for “going electric” as a way to avoid skyrocketing gas prices.
“If you filled up your EV [electric vehicle] and you filled up your gas tank with gasoline, you would save $60 per fill-up by going electric rather than using gasoline… it’s a very compelling case, but again, we want to bring down the price at the point of purchase,” Granholm said.
Of course, Granholm neglects to mention the glaring hypocrisy and environmental drawbacks associated with Lithium-Ion batteries or where the energy to power said batteries really comes from.
The comments by Granholm follow the record-setting surge in gas prices, which have now pushed over $5 per gallon.
According to Fox News, Granholm made similar points in a White House press briefing in May 2021.
“If you drive an electric car, this would not be affecting you,” she said during the briefing.
According to Forbes, Granholm is worth roughly $8 million, but here’s where it gets interesting.
Granholm recently served as the director of an electric car company called Proterra. In May, she exercised stock options in the company, pocketing about $1.6 million from the transaction, according to an energy department spokesperson.
Environmentalism is an admiral cause, but as with most things, discernment is required to ensure you are actually contributing to a cleaner world and not just lining somebody’s pocket.