Michael Knowles Mocks Pete Buttigieg’s Absurdly Expensive Electric Vehicle Rollout

May 30th, 2024 6:25 PM

Daily Wire host Michael Knowles applauded CBS Face the Nation moderator Margaret Brennan for laying bare the absurdity of a Biden administration initiative. 

When questioned on CBS, Biden Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg had no good defense for the absurdly slow and expensive rollout of electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the country. Buttigieg made a sad attempt to try to explain away why his department has built only 7 or 8 charging stations since 2022 with a budget of $7.5 billion: “It's more than just plunking a small device into the ground, there’s utility work.”

During the May 28 edition of The Michael Knowles Show, Knowles pointed out just how significant it is that even the legacy media is calling out Biden’s disastrous energy policies. 

“I love that this woman laughs at Pete,” Knowles said referring to Brennan. “This woman on a liberal news network–they exist to be the propaganda arm for the liberal establishment–and she goes ‘huh, $7.5 billion and you built 7 or 8 charging stations.’ So by my math, I didn’t really get far out of calculus, that would be about a billion dollars per charging station.”



Earlier in the segment, Knowles pointed out the absurdity of Biden’s antagonistic relationship with Tesla owner Elon Musk during a supposed transition to EVs. Knowles also cited the slow rollout of EV chargers as proof of the unseriousness of Biden’s push. “[Brennan] laughs because it’s a total joke, because its proof that the whole electric vehicle craze from the government is just patronage for Democrats,” Knowles said. “Billion dollars per charging station, that’s pretty good, that’s a pretty good payoff if you’re a Democrat flak.” 

Knowles compared the money wasted on the EV charger rollout to the Obama Administration’s green energy Solyndra scandal, a “green energy company” that he described as a “patronage slush fund for Dems to send federal dollars to pay off their cronies.”

As the Biden Administration inches forward on expensive EV chargers, the EPA has stepped back from an absurd and authoritarian plan to push for 67% of new vehicles sold to be EVs, but is still pushing for a draconian 35%. 

California, on the other hand, has enacted a regulation that mandates “all new passenger cars, trucks and SUVs sold in California will be zero emissions” by 2035. Sixteen states, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington — have adopted California’s emission standards. 

[WATCH: Pete Buttigieg Squirm Over Practically Non-Existent EV Charger Rollout on Face the Nation

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