Biden tells PA voters he will close coal mines days ahead of the midterm elections

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.

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.

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.

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.