President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg were roundly mocked by conservatives last week for suggesting that working-class Americans struggling to pay the ever-climbing prices at the pump should consider simply buying an electric vehicle instead.
It was the Biden-era equivalent of Marie Antoinette’s (admittedly apocryphal) adage, “Let them eat cake.”
Yet this simple solution floated by Democratic elites might just be even more fantastical than expecting average Americans to be in the financial position to switch to an EV as they struggle to afford groceries.
Turns out, the U.S. doesn’t only rely on Russia for oil imports — it relies on Russia for materials used to make EVs as well.
It’s almost like the Orange Man was on to something with all his “xenophobic” harping about cutting back on the nation’s reliance on foreign supplies. Weird.
CNBC reported this week that EV maker Tesla, which is owned by dissident billionaire Elon Musk, has procured materials such as aluminum from a Russian metals giant that was once sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department.