Mayor Pete: If Gas Prices Are High, Buy an Electric Car

CLAY: I want you to know that our transportation secretary, Mayor Pete, he of the 18-month paternity leave.

BUCK: Back from paternity leave.

CLAY: Are we sure that he’s back from paternity leave? He may have an 18-month paternity leave. His whole term might be paternity leave. Mayor Pete… This is such a Marie Antoinette-like quote. Mayor Pete today said he’s got the solution, guys and girls, for everybody out there who’s having to pay nearly the highest price for gas in the history of the country. He says all of you should just go buy new electric cars. That would solve the issue! Eat the cake, buy the brand-new $80,000 electric car. Listen to Mayor Pete.

BUTTIGIEG: Last month, we announced a $5 billion investment. Free transportation can bring significant cost savings for the American people as well. Last month we announced a $5 billion investment to build out a nationwide electric vehicle-charging network so the people from rural to suburban to urban communities can all benefit from the gas savings of driving an EV.

CLAY: Just buy a new car, Buck! That’s all you have to do, just an $80,000 electric vehicle. The fact that you already have a car and have to fill it up with gas, all you have to do according to Mayor Pete is sell that car and go buy an $80,000 one — and, by the way, why don’t the homeless people just go buy houses? Why don’t the homeless people just buy houses? Why are they homeless? What an idiot this guy is.

BUCK: I think you’re skipping something here. Mayor Pete would tell the peasants, “Well, if you can’t get a full-on EV, go get yourself a nice golf cart, you know? Walk a little bit more. That will solve it!”

CLAY: (laughing)

BUCK: By the way, I always think it’s fascinating. Where do they think the electricity comes from for these things? It’s not a windmill in Mayor Pete’s backyard, I can assure you. It’s not wind turbines all along the coast that are what you’re actually juicing up your vehicle with, your brand-new Tesla. Actually, I saw in Texas over the weekend a Prius with a Beto for governor sticker, and I just realized it still exists even in Texas.

CLAY: Well, hopefully they’ve got the odds for Beto winning, because I would put every dollar that I have on Greg Abbott because that clip of Beto saying he’s gonna take away all your guns? Yeah, you’re done. I don’t even know what the game plan is for him. How many races in a row can he lose and still get the opportunity to go lose again? Because once he said, “I’m gonna take all your guns away,” I’m sorry, you’re dead in terms of being able to win an election in Texas. You are finished as a politician there.