Leftists in cities all over America marched on Friday demanding action on climate change. Many of them attribute part of the problem to the consumption of meat.
On Saturday, most of the Democrats running for president in 2020 attended the Iowa steak fry event.
Do you see a conflict of interests here?
Republicans called them out.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Iowa Republican Party accuses anti-meat Democrats of hypocrisy for steak fry
The Iowa Republican Party took a swing Friday at 2020 Democrats for planning to campaign at “Steak Fry” Saturday in the Hawkeye state after previously proposing ways to deter meat and dairy consumption.
Democrats in the presidential primary will gather at the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry fundraiser, where meat is expected to be plentiful, but the Iowa Republicans noticed that many of the candidates who will attend have called for Americans to eat less meat or tax the meat industry as a method to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Iowa GOP said in a statement that the “2020 candidates have turned themselves into a laughing stock with their outrageous ‘misteaks’ and out-of-touch proposals.”
“The Steak Fry will be a great opportunity for caucus-goers to grill 2020 Democrats on their extreme policies that would limit Iowans’ freedoms and liberties,” said Jeff Kaufmann, chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa, in a press statement.
He added, “As they continue butchering their positions, it’s clear the Democratic agenda would steer us in the wrong direction.”
People on Twitter are noting the hypocrisy:
There’s some great irony to be had in Democratic candidates all pouring into a steak fry the day after a climate march and a week after lecturing us about the beef industry and its carbon emissions.
— Josh Perry🤘 (@MrJoshPerry) September 21, 2019
Steak fry? Excuse me? Did they not just see the millions of kids marching for their climate future yesterday? Steak fry? https://t.co/F9KMGJhgUN
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) September 21, 2019
Dems: Americans need to stop eating meat to save the planet
Also Dems: WELCOME TO THE IOWA STEAK FRY
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) September 21, 2019
They want to have it both ways, and the media lets them get away with it.