During a recent event in California, Joe Biden spoke of plans to shut down coal plants across the country.
Energy is one of the issues that’s dragging down Democrats in the midterms and Biden is doing his party no favors by talking like this.
Pennsylvania is part of coal country, and so is Ohio.
The Blaze reports:
Joe Biden vows to shut down coal plants ‘all across America,’ Joe Manchin fires back with stern counterattack: ‘It is time he learn a lesson’
President Joe Biden vowed to shut down coal plants “all across America” during a speech on Friday. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin from West Virginia shot back at President Biden and demanded he apologize for his remarks.
Biden claimed that coal plants “cost too much money.”
“So it’s going to become a wind generation,” Biden said at an event in Carlsbad, California. “And all they’re doing is it’s going to save them a hell of a lot of money and using the same transmission line that they transmitted the coal-fired electric on.”
Biden proclaimed, “We’re going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar power.”
On Saturday, Manchin fired back at Biden on his plan to shut down coal plants – which would severely impact his home state of West Virginia.
“President Biden’s comments are not only outrageous and divorced from reality, they ignore the severe economic pain the American people are feeling because of rising energy costs,” Manchin began his statement.
Here’s the video:
BIDEN ON COAL:
"We're gonna be shutting these plants down all across America, and having wind and solar." pic.twitter.com/JXIZxDzvsu
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 4, 2022
The White House tried to walk back Biden’s comments.
.@POTUS knows that the men and women of coal country built this nation: they powered its steel mills and factories, kept its homes and schools and offices warm. They made this the most productive and powerful nation on Earth.
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@PressSec) November 5, 2022
We all heard what he said.