Sen. John Barrasso calls Biden's push for electric cars 'smug superiority,' and he doesn't like it

In a new interview, Sen. John Barrasso said that the Biden administration's push for Americans to buy electric cars at a time when gas prices are going through the roof shows a 'smug superiority.'

Barrasso (R-WY) criticized President Biden's energy policies because the price of a gallon of gas is still around $5 and inflation is at its highest level in 40 years, which is driving up the cost of groceries and other everyday goods and services.

"Electric cars are what the government and Joe Biden want them to spend their money on. In an interview that aired Sunday on John Catsimatidis's WABC 770 AM radio show, Barrasso said, "They don't want them to buy a house."

"These people are awful! We need to get rid of them all by November. "We have to get rid of these people who are driving us off the road," Barrasso said.

He said that the Democrats' attitude shows that they don't understand how hard it is for American families to pay their bills, put food on the table, and fill up their cars. 

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.,  is seen in the U.S. Capitol before the senate luncheons on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
Sen. John Barrasso said “the Biden administration” wants to make people “suffer.”
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President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the General Motors Factory ZERO electric vehicle assembly plant, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021.
President Biden’s administration is for Americans to buy electric vehicles even as they confront skyrocketing gas prices.
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A driver uses a fast-charging station for electric in the cell phone lot at John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport  on April 02, 2021 in New York City.
The Biden administration aims to develop a network of 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations across the country.
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“This whole deal with electric cars [represents] a smug superiority of some of these elitists who just say, ‘We are going to save the world. It doesn’t really matter what happens to you. You can’t afford it? Tough!’ ” he said. 

Barrasso said that Biden's priorities are all wrong. He said that if Republicans win back the House in November's midterm elections, he will be in charge of the House Energy Committee.

“Average electric cars cost more than people earn in a whole year. The Biden administration's plan is to do this: crush oil. Gasoline. And make people suffer," said Wyoming's Barrasso, who is the largest coal producer in the country.

Biden has made it a goal of his administration to build a network of 500,000 charging stations for electric cars across the country. He blames President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine for the rising price of gas.

He has also said that the country's oil companies make too much money while Americans pay too much at the pump.

“[A]t a time of war, refinery profit margins well above normal being passed directly onto American families are not acceptable​,” Biden wrote in a letter to Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods and six other oil companies last week.

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