Conservatives slam Stabenow for praising electric cars amid high gas prices
Debbie Stabenow speaks next to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer at a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 2, 2021. - Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS

WASHINGTON — Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, has come under fire from conservatives on social media for boasting about driving her electric vehicle from her home state capital to D.C. over the weekend amid skyrocketing gas prices. During a Senate Finance Committee hearing Tuesday that included a discussion with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen about record-high gas prices, Stabenow mentioned that she waited a long time for the microchips necessary to buy an electric vehicle. "I got it and drove it from Michigan to here this last weekend and went by every single gas station, it didn't matter h...