Tim Ryan Hypocritically Drives Some Gas Guzzlers

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But he’s a big proponent of electrification.

Politicians are often exposed as being huge hypocrites, but most people just shrug and move on. However, we just had to highlight the hypocritical behavior of Representative Tim Ryan (D, OH) who’s been at the forefront of the call to ban gas-burning cars. Shocking nobody who knows how D.C. is run, the guy is a big fan of driving gas guzzlers because it’s all about rules for thee, not for me.

Check out an electric ferry that ran out of juice partway through a trip here.

As pointed out by The Washington Free Beacon, Ryan’s first campaign ad for his Senate run not only shows him as an everyday kind of guy, it even features him driving around in a newer GMC Yukon, because he’s so blue collar and down to earth. The only problem is a Yukon is quite the gas guzzling vehicle for a single person to be riding around in.

But wait, there’s more: The Washington Free Beacon points out that in August Ryan left a campaign stop in Zanesville, Ohio in a Chevy Tahoe, the twin to the Yukon. So there you have it, the man is really into gas guzzlers even though he wants to kill internal combustion engines and make everyone buy electric vehicles. Again, this just isn’t shocking.

But wait, there’s even more. The report details how Ryan also owns a 2020 GMC Sierra, a pickup truck which guzzles the gas at about the same rate as the two above-mentioned SUVs. Are you seeing a trend yet?

When asked about the inconsistency of Tim Ryan’s lifestyle and what he wants to impose on Americans through the force of government, his campaign spokeswoman told The Washington Free Beacon that the guy is a big fan of UAW, the union for auto workers, at least for those who work for GM, Ford, or Stellantis. She then took a stab at Ryan’s opponent, J.D. Vance, pointing out how he rides around in a “$70,000 BMW.”

Funny, the starting MSRP of a 2023 GMC Yukon is listed at $57,400. It’s doubtful Ryan is using the base trim for this or the other two vehicles, so his rides could easily be just as expensive as Vance’s BMW. But this is all about appearances and it’s clear Ryan wants to seem like an everyday guy who just wants to make sure you can’t buy another gas-burning car in a few years. Yep, just your friendly neighborhood authoritarian.

If people want to buy electric cars, they should be free to do so. But there’s nothing down to earth about consumer mandates about electrification.

Source: The Washington Free Beacon

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Steven Symes is an accomplished automotive journalist with a passion for all things related to cars. His extensive knowledge and love for the automotive world shine through in his writing, which covers a diverse range of topics.

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