Ron DeSantis cashes in on gas stove gripes

'Don't tread on Florida' aprons are now available for gas stove enthusiasts.

The political operation of Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to turn controversy into cash, with the latest narrative angle being recent controversies over gas stoves.

“California and New York are already banning gas stoves. And make no mistake … the Biden Administration would do the same if they thought they could get away with it. Not happening in the Free State of Florida,” asserted the DeSantis War Room, promoting a “Don’t Tread on Florida” apron.

The $25 accessory is “proudly made in the USA,” the storefront asserts, with shipping time running 12 to 15 days after the order.

Though gas stoves weren’t on DeSantis’ rhetorical radar until a Commissioner from the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission floated the idea of a federal ban, they are now, with the Governor addressing the matter during multiple press conferences this week.

“When we say don’t tread on Florida or let us alone, we mean that, including on your gas stoves! You’re not taking our gas stoves away from us. That’s your choice! I know many people who cook a lot who do not want to part with their gas stoves,” said Gov. Ron DeSantis Thursday at a press conference in the Villages.

“We’re going to stand up for that. You know, they float this to try to do, and they want to do it, let’s just be honest. And then you start to see the narrative kick into gear. CNN segments saying it’s causing asthma in kids, and all this other stuff. And then they start propagating the narrative, but then they got blowback, so they’ve kind of had to retreat from that,” DeSantis added.

“And now the narrative machine is like ‘Oh, why are these conservatives talking about gas stoves! They’re trying to stoke issues.’ No. You were trying to do it and we’re fighting back. The bottom line is anything they can get away with, they’re going to get away with. And this is just a perfect example of that.”

Gov. DeSantis had previously contended gas stoves were essential in the wake of hurricanes like those Florida experienced last fall.

“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 controversy was stirred up following comments from Richard Trumka Jr., a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissioner, who floated a ban on sales of new gas stoves, saying “any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.”

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has since stated no ban is on the table, framing Trumka’s remarks as his own opinion.

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


  • Joe Corsin

    January 13, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    Gas isn’t really necessary down here in Florida. It’s just another grift for some profit hog. That’s who the GOP represents. The wealth hogs, hustlers, grifters, and snake oil salesmen. Money, money, money, is what they’re talking about when they mention freedom. Freedom for the rich and freedom t-shirts for everyone else buddy you better believe it. When is the last time they really addressed housing unaffordability or wage increases? Never within the last 20 years. Only tax breaks for the rich and low interest rates during prosperity and then turn around and blame Joe Biden for inflation? Biggest hoax in American history is the lying GOP, who at least does nothing but spew right wing, anti-government propaganda for a living.

  • Jack Schitt

    January 13, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    Hey Joe, go back to the rock that you crawled out of ,most likely in NY or California . What gives Brain Dead Biden the right to ban Gas Stoves ? Next will be Gas Barbeques and then butane lighters . Natural Gas and Propane stoves are the most efficient and clean burning stoves there is. Tell your Woke Puppet of a President to Ban his Corvette and stop storing classified documents in it’s trunk…….

    • How about

      January 14, 2023 at 5:17 am

      “Go back to the rock you came from like New York”

      Why don’t you go back since no one’s been born in Florida since the 1880s? I hope your gas bill goes up like your housing prices lol

  • Funny

    January 14, 2023 at 6:35 am

    “No your not taking away our gas stoves”

    He’s such an old man to say that lol

  • Jack Schitt

    January 14, 2023 at 9:12 am

    Hey How About ,
    Even if my housing bills ,gas bills , electricity bills doubled or in some cases tripled they wouldn’t be as high as New York State or California, the land of Fruits and Nuts. You know what they say ? : If you can’t take the Heat ,get out of the Fire. Why do You Get out of FLORIDA, THE GUNSHINE STATE !

    • Going up

      January 14, 2023 at 10:03 am

      “They wouldn’t be as high as New York”

      Oh sorry I forgot your crime is what’s higher then New York’s not your housing prices that’s just catching up lol

  • Jack Schitt

    January 14, 2023 at 10:31 am

    Don’t know where you live in Florida but there are 25million CCWP Holders in the state and Crime is not even a thought here. The only weapons in NY is the ones owned by Criminals because the Woke Governor Kathy Hochul won’t allow law abiding citizens the right to keep and bear arms in Her Gun Free New York State! You know when you get to the NY city line cuz you can smell the filth …..

    • Up again

      January 14, 2023 at 12:32 pm

      “Crime is not even a thought here”

      You rank 25 with New York being 26 in violent crime.

      At least you don’t have to worry about getting a gun if you need to do it lol

  • Jack Schitt

    January 14, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    FACT CHECK !!!!!! NY ranked #27 below the other Blue States for Violet Crime in 2022 with a WHOPPING 36,803 …….and Florida ranked #50 , lowest in the country with a measly 427……. FAKE NEWS , MISINFORMATION, LIES AND CORRUPTION ARE THE DEMOCRATS MO…. and your false information. You dont know Jack Schitt …….

    • Fine work

      January 18, 2023 at 4:23 am

      “Violet crime”

      So glad to see Florida’s education system takes flower crime into account since it doesn’t take success into it lol

      • Always

        January 18, 2023 at 4:51 am

        Also New York ranks 3.185.20 per 100k people with its crime rate.
        Floridas is 3.922.46
        One step ahead right lol

        • Jack Schitt

          January 18, 2023 at 10:14 am

          Hey Always
          Get your facts straight ! NY ranks 27th in the country in highest crime in 2022 and Florida ranks 50th , the lowest in the country. NYs Crime rate will continue to skyrocket in 2023 due to Governor Kathy Hochul’s ANTI – GUN Agenda and defunding of the NYPD…… I suppose that this is the price you have to pay to live in a Democratic SANCTUARY STATE With a STUPID GOVERNOR ! DON’T POST STATISTICS You don’t know .
          Jack Schitt

          • Lowest

            January 18, 2023 at 12:14 pm

            The lowest crime in the county is in Maine. Which Florida is nowhere near to coming close to.
            The lowest iq the country is in your head lol

  • Yours truly

    January 15, 2023 at 7:10 am

    Gas stoves. With electricity grid assaulted by russia, it’s all the Ukrainians have to keep warm during subzero degree weather.

    For us in Florida, we probably don’t have to worry about the cold. But still, we can find some common ground with the good people around the world, in the necessity of the gas stove.

  • Jack Schitt

    January 18, 2023 at 10:04 am

    Hey Fine work, get your facts straight ! First it is Called VIOLENT Crime , Not VIOLET Crime…. NY RANKS 27th in the County in violent crime and Florida ranks 50th , the least violent crimes in the country. NY violent crimes will continue to rise in 2023 due to Kathy Hochul’s Anti -Gun agenda and defunding of the NYPD. I Suppose that this is the price you pay for being a Democratic SANCTUARY State….. Don’t post false statistics about something that you don’t know !
    Jack Schitt

  • Jack Schitt

    January 18, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    Hew Lowest, , Vermont is the lowest, lower than Maine. Lowest by population per capital .Nobody lives in MAINE, you can’t get there from here and Why would you want to anyway? A lobster 🦞??? I admit they have the best lobster than anywhere…… but not the lowest violent crime rate per capita……. Jack Schitt

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