Joe Biden admitted during the final debate that he would follow the far left’s lead and “transition” away from the oil industry in the United States.
This would destroy millions of jobs and have a horrific effect on the American economy.
This admission could cost Biden an untold number of votes.
The Hill reports:
Democrats play defense, GOP goes on attack after Biden oil comments
Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s comment that he would “transition” away from oil made in Thursday night’s presidential debate could compromise the candidate’s carefully laid pitch to voters in Pennsylvania, a key swing state.
The former vice president quickly sought to clean up the comments, telling reporters Thursday night after the debate that “we’re getting rid of the subsidies for fossil fuels, but we’re not getting rid of fossil fuels for a long time.”
On Friday the Biden campaign said the candidate’s plan does not call for the total elimination of oil and gas.
Here’s the video in case you didn’t see it:
Joe Biden: "I would transition from the oil industry, yes."
Pres. Trump: "Oh. That's a big statement."
— ABC News (@ABC) October 23, 2020
The Biden campaign knows how bad this was. They immediately went into damage control:
Biden's team seeks to clarify Biden's remarks on the oil industry, with @KBeds saying that Biden was referring to ending oil subsidies.
— Annie Linskey (@AnnieLinskey) October 23, 2020
It’s amazing how many people in the media jumped to Biden’s defense, trying to explain his comments.
On Biden/oil companies moment during debate, @mikememoli: "(The campaign) making clear it's his position on winding down fossil fuel subsidies, subsidies to the oil companies, not ending the oil industry completely." #AMRstaff
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) October 23, 2020
Facts First: It's false that Joe Biden never said he opposed fracking. In two Democratic primary debates, he made confusing remarks over fracking that his campaign had to clarify. https://t.co/S0d4yLYfsV
— CNN (@CNN) October 23, 2020
CNN's Van Jones does his best to mop up Joe Biden's colossal blunder admitting he intends to "transition" from the oil industry–and the millions of American jobs they collectively represent. https://t.co/9keHt44XVD
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) October 23, 2020
Why does anyone in the media think it’s their job to explain for Joe Biden?