President Joe Biden traveled to Pennsylvania to campaign for Democrats ahead of the midterms, telling his audience he plans to shut down coal plants.
Biden shared the remarks in the state with some of the highest numbers of coal workers in the nation.
Biden Claims He Is Closing Coal Mines. Are You Listening Pennsylvania?
— cmetz (@cmetz81501469) November 5, 2022
Shutting them down?
“Pennsylvania is the second-largest producer of gas and the third-largest producer of coal in the nation,” PJ Media reported.
“There are roughly 18,000 people employed directly or indirectly in the coal business, people who may not want to be unemployed because of the Democrats’ war on coal, gas, and fossil fuels in general,” it added.
Joe Biden just said that he’s going to shut down coal plants all over America and replace them with wind and solar.
Retweet so every voter in Pennsylvania and Ohio will see this.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) November 4, 2022
Backpedaling at the White House
The White House quickly backpedaled to deal with Biden’s comments in words that may have been off-script.
“The President’s remarks yesterday have been twisted to suggest a meaning that was not intended; he regrets it if anyone hearing these remarks took offense,” the White House responded the next day.
Biden Friday: “We’re gonna be shutting these [coal] plants down all across America, and having wind & solar.”
WH today: “The President’s remarks yesterday have been twisted to suggest a meaning that was not intended; he regrets it if anyone hearing these remarks took offense.”
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) November 5, 2022
The remarks also drew the anger of Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (WV) who posted a statement blasting Biden’s comments and calling for an apology.
The president’s plan was to help increase turnout by leftist voters. Instead, his plan may have backfired.
Biden’s climate change extremism is not going to help win in Pennsylvania. Instead, it will likely hurt his party in the results following Election Day.