On Friday, Harris delivered a speech at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she described Democrats’ plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and to reach net-zero emissions by 2050
“When we invest in clean energy and electric vehicles and reduce population, more of our children can breathe clean air and drink clean water,” Harris said.
KAMALA HARRIS: “When we invest in clean energy and electric vehicles and reduce population, more of our children can breath clean air and drink clean water.” pic.twitter.com/MbMiDx9Xoc
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In the official White House transcript of the speech, the word “population” is crossed out, and replaced with the word “pollution” which Harris was meant to have said.
Nobody bought this excuse from the White House handlers!
The error was seized on by several right-wing figures, who suggested Harris was openly calling for a reduction in the world’s population.
“Are you the population she wants to reduce?” congressman Thomas Massie, a Kentucky Republican, tweeted while sharing a clip of Harris’ remarks.
Harris’ approval rating has been consistently lower than President Joe Biden’s throughout their term in office. Political scientists suggest Harris is likely to come under even closer scrutiny as the running mate to the oldest person ever to seek a second presidential term in 2024.
Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene wrote: “‘Reduce population’ @VP what do you mean by reduce population? Abortion? Assisted suicide? Or what means are you suggesting to reduce population in order to help public health?”
Missouri Senator Eric Schmitt added: “VP Kamala Harris says the quiet part out loud regarding her and other climate alarmists very anti human ideology and their desire to ‘reduce population’.”
Far-right influencer Rogan O’Handley added under his DC_Draino Twitter account: “Kamala just said that ‘reducing population’ is a goal of the climate change movement. They aren’t hiding it anymore. YOU are the carbon they want to eliminate True evil.”
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