Ashley Moody agitated over Joe Biden ‘weaseling’ his way into washing machine regs

The AG vows to 'push back to keep these senseless policies out of American households.'

Attorney General Ashley Moody isn’t buying the federal government’s spin cycle when it comes to how washing machines should operate.

“The (Joe) Biden administration remains adamant on continuing to push radical, stringent and costly energy policies directly into your household in hopes that no one will notice — this time, weaseling into our laundry rooms,” Moody said in a prepared statement.

“As a mom and your Attorney General, I am proud to fight on behalf of moms against white baseball pants and push back to keep these senseless policies out of American households.”

Moody — along with her colleagues from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia — is taking issue with new federal standards on washing machines imposed by Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.

The Monday letter, led by Florida’s top cop, charges the executive branch with “regulatory overreach” that will drive “appliance price hikes” and that will “leave consumers struggling with washers that take longer to clean clothes.”

The communique takes issue with “administrative arm-twisting” that ignored “issues raised by important stakeholders during the period for comments on the proposed rule,” contending also that their states were ignored in favor of liberal bastions and left-leaning “niche advocacy groups” such as the Alliance for Water Efficiency, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, the Natural Resource Defense Council, Earthjustice, and the National Consumer Law Center.

The Attorneys General seem to recognize that the rule isn’t likely to be rescinded, but they seek “notice and comment rulemaking” before the regulation takes effect.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been the Northeast Florida correspondent for Florida Politics since 2014. He writes for the New York Post and National Review also, with previous work in the American Conservative and Washington Times and a 15+ year run as a columnist in Folio Weekly. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Michael K

    July 8, 2024 at 3:15 pm

    GREAT Headline!

    There’s a lady inside of my washing machine, who screams at me after every rinse cycle. She claims to be Ashley. She wants me to waste a lot more water, and put more phosphates to pollute the water table. “Who cares about clean water?” she says. On the final spin, she yells at me to burn more electricity (as rates rise) and spew tons more carbon into the air we breathe. “These are freedoms,” she screams.

    • Confederacy of Dunces

      July 8, 2024 at 6:24 pm

      You obviously don’t do much wash or have an older unit. The new ones are garbage and end up using even more water, cycles, and detergent just to get clothes clean and have systemic mold issues vs older models which a short cycle was enough and lasted decades. These types of policies always end in law of unintended consequences with consumers holding the bag and corporations getting a blank check to sell garbage that ends up in a landfill in 2 years at insane markups and built in a country that is not the United States and not US labor. Can’t stand the AG but can’t disagree.and oh yeah try challenging me on my carbon footprint. Do it. Try it.

  • rick whitaker

    July 8, 2024 at 8:58 pm

    confederacy of dunces, i have worked on and sold washers and appliances for 35 years and read profusely on tech issues. my facts and experiences in this area is not at all in line with yours on this washer matter. either i am wrong, or you are an uninformed maga nut, which is it?

    • Thomas A Hall

      July 9, 2024 at 2:42 pm

      A commenter who notes that they can’t stand our current AG is unlikely to be a “MAGA nut” as you put it. While they didn’t specify the models of washer and dryer that they had contended with, it is a known fact that several front-loading washers have been found with mold issues. Did you forget about that when making your comment? Our most recent purchase of a washer and dryer combo (top load) cost more than twice as much as the previous set. Prices have really gone up, but the features of each machine has improved, as well. I am inclined to respect Confederacy of Dunces experience as a consumer of washers and dryers. Nearly everyone has experience with such appliances, but a) it doesn’t make us appliance experts and b) it doesn’t make us “MAGA nuts.” So, your attempt to limit responses to two options is ridiculous and illogical.

  • Paul Passarelli

    July 9, 2024 at 12:14 am

    I’m pretty certain that no one in the Department of Energy knows anything about washing machines. So naturally, they deem themselves qualified to regulate them.

  • tom palmer

    July 9, 2024 at 10:21 am

    I do like older washing machines because the new ones are not as well made and use weaker components that allow the tub to get out of balance sooner.

  • C vautier

    July 9, 2024 at 12:32 pm

    My washing machine, installed 1/8/2013. Fill some rain water, Cheap model, no rinse cycle sprays on short rinse cycle and hangs clothes on line, works great,cheap.

  • MH/Duuuval

    July 9, 2024 at 5:52 pm

    Score one for Ashley who is now well on her way to becoming Something Bigger.

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