The Gateway Pundit reported that police were called on Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm after an Energy Department staffer, desperate to reserve a charging plug for Granholm’s EV on a publicity stunt road-trip, blocked the charging station with a gas-powered vehicle and prevented regular Americans from accessing it.
Granholm, and some of her staffers, set out on a 4-day electric vehicle road trip through the Southeast over the summer to tout the Biden Regime’s commitment to funding electric vehicles that virtually no one wants (or can afford).
Now, Republicans on the House Oversight and Accountability Committee are probing Granholm over the trip and call to police. In a letter from Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) the incident is described as a stunt “intended to draw attention to the billions of dollars the White House is pouring into green energy and clean cars.”
We are alarmed by recent reports of your four-day summer 2023 electric vehicle (EV) road trip apparently intended to showcase the Biden Administration’s progress in achieving a radical green agenda. Using an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle, your Department of Energy (DOE) staff blocked off an EV-only charging station so you could stay on a schedule which was “painstakingly mapped out ahead of time” because of limited, slow, and nonworking EV chargers along your route. In “sweltering” Georgia heat, your staff’s actions caused a family with an infant child and low charge on their EV battery to call the police out of urgency while waiting at this charging station You ultimately blamed your staff for “poor judgment” while testifying about preventing other EV vehicles from charging. This taxpayer-funded publicity stunt illustrates yet again how out of touch the Biden Administration is with the consequences of policies it has unleashed on everyday Americans. Committee Republicans remain committed to preserving freedoms like vehicle consumer choice in the face of an unproven, burdensome, and expensive Biden Administration push to force all Americans to buy EVs. We request documents and information to understand the purposes, costs, and consequences of your summer 2023 EV road trip.
Your summer 2023 EV road trip was reportedly “intended to draw attention to the billions of dollars the White House is pouring into green energy and clean cars.” Yet at every point on this journey, you relied upon ICE vehicles using gasoline to try to boost the charade of the effectiveness of green energy. This included using an ICE vehicle to block the aforementioned family and others from using EV chargers in Grovetown, Georgia. According to NPR, DOE staff and Secret Service used ICE vehicles while supporting your EV “caravan.” Your fleet of EVs could not complete the trip without the support of the fossil fuel industry which you and the Biden Administration have been intent to vilify and destroy.
The letter points out that road trip preceded the Biden Administration’s “most aggressive move yet” on the fossil fuel industry and requests Granholm produce documents and communications to on the purposes, costs, and consequences of the road trip.
Read the full letter below.
“I’m calling because I’m in the Grovetown Walmart at the charging station and there’s literally a non-electric car that is taking up a space and said they’re holding the space for somebody else. And it’s holding up a whole bunch of people who need to charge their cars.”
“There are other people who are waiting to charge and they’re still here and they’re not in electric cars,” the woman said. “The sign says you can’t park here unless you’re charging.”
The dispatcher told the 911 caller that a deputy was on the way.