Washington, D.C. – When Senate hopeful Tim Ryan ran an unsuccessful presidential campaign, he claimed that Bernie Sanders’ pledge to ban gas-powered cars by 2040 was not strong enough. 

According to Fox News:

Ryan’s previous remarks resurfaced amid a brutal heat wave in California that has pushed the state’s electricity demands to all-time highs.

 California’s power grid operator declared a stage 3 energy emergency alert Tuesday evening, warning that rotating power outages were ‘very possible’ as the heat wave impacted residents in the state. The warning, issued by the California Independent System Operator (ISO), came around 5:45 p.m. local time, and was later ended around 8 p.m. The ISO said energy conservation ‘played a big part in protecting electric grid reliability.’

Some 67,000 Californians were without power Monday evening, according to powerotage.us, while ongoing power outages affected more than 40,000 Pacific Gas and Electric Company customers across 28 counties.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently issued a proposal to ban the sale of all gas-powered vehicles in his state by 2035.

Following the electricity emergency in the state, California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom faced criticism on social media over his push to eliminate gas vehicles in the state.

Newsom — who sparked controversy with a proposal to ban sales of gas-powered vehicles in the state by 2035, a proposal that would likely add millions of electric vehicles to the grid — recently encouraged Californians who already own an electric car to avoid charging them to reduce their energy consumption.

So, does Tim Ryan want to turn Ohio into California? A state that is banning gas-powered vehicles by 2035 but can’t even currently keep their lights on? Also, does Tim Ryan know who can afford electric vehicles? The rich.

Statement from NRSC Chairman Rick Scott: “With this ban, Tim Ryan is telling Ohioans two things: that he wants to turn the Buckeye State into California and that only the rich can drive cars, everyone else has to walk or bike.”


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