Leader Wilk: Democrats Run for Cover on Gas Tax Increase

Today marks 100 days of inaction on Democrat promises to provide relief at the pump for California drivers. Senate Republicans have been calling for gas tax relief for months, and keeping the pressure on is paying off. Consumers are fed-up, and Democrats are scrambling to compensate with a ‘Hail Mary’ pass on gas tax relief.

Running for cover, Assembly Democrats are now calling for an investigation as to why gas prices are so high. Been there, done that. Governor Newsom made the same move in 2019, and nothing has changed, except for the price of gas. 

In a political move, Democrats are joining Republicans in calling for a pause in the scheduled July 1 gas tax increase. These are the same Democrats who failed earlier this year to suspend this increase when presented with the opportunity. Senate Republicans proposed this idea last year, again in January, May, and this week. Welcome aboard. 

Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) released the following statement: 

“Democrats are feeling the heat. Californians are rightfully mad that the Democrat supermajority has done nothing but talk about alleviating the pain at the pump for 100 days. Republicans began calling for a pause in the gas tax increase almost a year ago and have not let up.

“While I am glad to see some of my colleagues come around, it is a sad commentary on the impact of a one-party rule. This could have been done at any point this year; they just chose not to.”


Link to video: https://vimeo.com/721597754/e5a1e78018

Senate Republicans released a video highlighting the 100 days of inaction, saying: 

“Enough is enough. Suspend the gas tax now.”