At a glance
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) attempted to defend President Biden’s proposed ban on gas stoves in a viral Twitter spat Tuesday — only to be heckled herself by snarky social media users.
“Did you know that ongoing exposure to NO2 from gas stoves is linked to reduced cognitive performance,” the Bronx and Queens lawmaker tweeted in response to Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) vowing to “NEVER” give up his gas stove.
But the congresswoman’s attempted clapback backfired, as detractors — mainly politicians and conservative activists — were quick to pile on.
“Is this an attack on @GordonRamsey,” joked Max Avery, a former Arkansas state legislative candidate.