Kamala Harris slammed for mixed messaging on ‘climate crisis’

Vice President Kamala Harris is underneath fireplace after she took a jaunt to Nevada on Air Force Two to tout the administration’s “Build Back Better” agenda and the way it may help “tackle the climate crisis” — as critics level out the mixed messages between her phrases and actions.

In a video tweeted Monday afternoon, Harris was seen exiting a big black SUV earlier than strolling in the direction of Air Force Two on a tarmac in Los Angeles. 

“Today I’m heading to Lake Mead in Nevada to discuss the climate crisis–and why we must make historic investments to not only create jobs, but preserve our planet for generations to come,” the accompanying tweet stated. 

When in Nevada, Harris additional praised the administration’s agenda, noting how investments in cleaner vitality and electrical autos will assist sort out the disaster. 

“On the issue of climate, well, the Build Back Better agenda will help us tackle the climate crisis with investments in clean energy and electric vehicles, and so we can reduce emissions. And why do we need to reduce emissions? Because that is part of what is contributing to these drought conditions.”

Vice President Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris was criticized by conservative voices for the airplane journey within the identify of local weather change.
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Netizens rapidly started to query the vp’s use of a airplane, particularly throughout a time the place video convention calls — akin to “Zoom calls — have develop into part of on a regular basis life because of the pandemic. 

“Nothing conveys your deep concern about carbon emissions than boarding a private jet to fly cross country to ‘discuss’ carbon emissions and how to save the planet from, well, from people like you!” Conservative commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza tweeted. 

Eric Schmitt, Missouri’s Republican Attorney General, slammed Harris for missing self consciousness.

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Air Force Two is a Boeing 757-200B sequence plane, per the White House.
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“This is about as self aware as hiring child actors to make you look relatable in a video produced by a Canadian company named Sinking Ship Entertainment,” he wrote, referencing the an area video that includes the vp and several child actors that garnered criticism final week. 

Journalist Stephen Miller merely stated, “Zoom is available.”

“A motorcade of several SUVs and a Boeing 757 instead of a zoom call really shows you care about the climate ‘crisis,’” Blogger and radio host Erick Erickson tweeted.

Vice President Kamala Harris, flanked by Representative Dina Titus (D-Nv) (left) and Representative Susie Lee (D-Nv), gives remarks at sunset view scenic overlook while touring Lake Mead in Boulder City, Nevada.
Vice President Kamala Harris, flanked by Representative Dina Titus (D-Nv) (left) and Representative Susie Lee (D-Nv), provides remarks at sundown view scenic overlook whereas touring Lake Mead in Boulder City, Nevada.
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Harris’ mixed messaging comes one month forward of the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow. There, the Biden administration plans to flood the zone with 13 excessive degree cupboard members and officers to satisfy with different world leaders on creating extra commitments to restrict international warming, whereas emphasizing what the US is doing to lower its own greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate activists, like teen Greta Thunberg, have mocked President Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda, calling it “empty words and promises.”

Air Force Two is a Boeing 757-200B sequence plane, per the White House. Its sister plane, Air Force One, is among the most recognizable symbols of the chief workplace. 

Vice President Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris’ mixed messaging comes one month forward of the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow.
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The Air Force touts the aircraft as being “more fuel efficient” and having “improved capabilities over its predecessor,” with a gas capability of 92,000 kilos, which comes out to round 11,000 gallons of gas. The plane, which holds 45 passengers, can journey roughly 5,500 nautical miles earlier than needing to be refueled. 

The common Boeing 747-8 international aircraft, which may maintain over 400 passengers, carries simply over 63,000 gallons of gas.

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