WASHINGTON – Late Tuesday evening Senator Dianne Feinstein called for stiffer regulations on pressure cookers, and calling for bans on “high capacity” pressure cookers in particular. This proposal comes on the back of the tragic terror attack on Boston.
In a press statement Feinstein stated that “no one needs a pressure cooker larger than 6 quarts, I’ve watched enough ‘Top Chef’ and ‘Rachel Ray’ to know that there is no need for these high capacities. I am for cookware rights, I have a kitchen myself, but we have to come together as a nation to stop the terror inflicted by ‘cooker crimes.'”
Feinstein may face stiff opposition, with Sarah Palin tweeting to her followers, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen #tcot.” Other opponents weighed in on Twitter, one opining that “Feinstein can pry my pressure cooker from my cold dead pot holders.”
Despite various opponents on both sides of the aisle, Feinstein gained cosponsor John McCain, who added a jab aimed at his fellow conservatives by tweeting “Only the most deluded of us could doubt the necessity of this ban. #neverforget.” Asked if the White House would also push for a ban at a press conference, Joe Biden said, “my wife cooks, it’s not my problem.”