Gov. DeSantis spox celebrates ‘win’ on gas stove issue
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. 1/3/23- Gov. Ron DeSantis after taking the oath of office for his second term, Tuesday at the Capitol in Tallahassee. COLIN HACKLEY PHOTO

The Governor warned that America 'can't go down this road' Tuesday.

Rumors of the death of gas stoves apparently were exaggerated, with a federal agency backing down from considering banning them altogether.

And Jeremy Redfern, a spokesman for Gov. Ron DeSantis who decried a potential ban of the appliances, is saying that the revised position by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is a “win.”

Redfern spotlighted on Twitter Wednesday a letter from CPSC Chairman Alexander Hoehn-Saric, in which he clarified a “ban of gas stoves” is not under consideration.

While the gas stove prohibition has cooled as an issue, Tuesday found Gov. DeSantis turning up the heat on the matter during an in-state press conference.

On Tuesday in Bonita Springs, the Florida Governor slammed a push to ban the appliances, which were staples in kitchens in bygone eras, and are still used today, noting that they had particular utility after recent devastating hurricanes hit the Sunshine State.

“The (JoeBiden administration wants to nix gas stoves, are you kidding me? Like we need, I want gas stoves. I mean, imagine how many people, had the hurricane come through, didn’t have power right away, but were able to turn on. You cannot go down this road, but that’s exactly what they want to do,” DeSantis lamented.

The Governor’s defense of gas stoves was part of wider remarks that encompassed subjects ranging from Davos to the Communist Chinese government, in the wake of reports gas stoves were on the federal government’s chopping block.

“This is a hidden hazard,” said Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. in an interview with Bloomberg. “Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.”

Ahead of the reversal, others in the DeSantis orbit offered similarly grim warnings, including former spokesperson Christina Pushaw, who framed a potential gas stove ban as embodying the collectivist spirit of the USSR.

“Biden will ban gas stoves for normal people. Not for elites. This is Soviet America: Rules for thee, not for me,” Pushaw tweeted Tuesday morning.

For now, at least, the purported collectivist threat to gas stoves has abated, and appliance freedom will reign.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • brian staver

    January 11, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    Well, De Santis has been killing off people (mostly republicans) with his idiotic stance on the covid crisis so why not kill off more people with gas (very Hitleresque). Just common sense, right?

    • Kirk Munroe

      January 12, 2023 at 4:46 pm

      Apparently, your head is in a gas stove, among other places… Are you aware of the death camps Cuomo created with his policies in New York– from which people are fleeing as fast as they can find a house in Florida.

      I’ll bet you a lit match in a gas filled room you haven’t once thought about gas stoves as killing people until you got the Daily Hysterical memo from your overlords.

      Bringing up Hitler just makes you sound stupid.

      • Your problem

        January 14, 2023 at 5:25 am

        “Are you aware the death camps coumo stop naming everyone else for why Florida sucks
        High crime state with low intelligence lol

    • Carol Gross

      January 12, 2023 at 8:18 pm

      Guess you wouldn’t be eating in most restaurants if gas stoves are banned, Maybe sub shops could handle your orders.

  • tom palmer

    January 11, 2023 at 9:32 pm

    I have to agree with DeSantis on gas appliances. I grew up with them and suffered no ill effects. They come in handy when the power is out following hurricanes. We had hot meals and hot showers. Yes, they generate greenhouse gases, but it seems pretty minimal compared to other sources.

  • Tjb

    January 17, 2023 at 10:55 am

    Are there more important issues to be addressed, such as the high cost of housing and property insurance in Florida ? Help me Ron with these costs … let’s celebrate the lowing of these costs.

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