Kamala Harris Sets Internet On Fire After Gaffe In Which She Said She Wants To ‘Reduce Population’
Vice President Kamala Harris set the Internet on fire with conspiracy theories after a gaffe she made in a speech on climate change.
“When we invest in clean energy, and electric vehicles, and reduce population, more of our children can breathe clean air and drink clean water,” she said in a speech on clean energy.
Conservatives seized on the error.
Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene who tore into her..
“@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?” she said.
“What she just said, you’re not supposed to say if you’re a liberal,” Fox News host Jesse Watters said on his show “Jesse Watters Primetime.” “They’ve been saying this for a long time, they need to reduce population to heal the planet. How does she actually intend to do that do you think?”
“This is another one of those Republican conspiracy theories you’ve said for so long, that Democrats want to reduce the population, and then she just flat out said it,” Tomi Lahren responded.
“Kamala Harris admits she wants to reduce the population for environmental reasons. That’s not just anti-American. That’s anti-human,” Ohio state Sen. Michael Rulli said.
“Are you the population she wants to reduce?” Rep. Thomas Massie said.
But in the official transcript of the speech the White House corrected the vice president and said that the word she intended to use was pollution.
“When we invest in clean energy and electric vehicles and reduce population pollution, more of our children can breathe clean air and drink clean water,” the official White House transcript shows.
Fox News “Outnumbered” co-host Harris Faulkner expressed concern for Vice President Kamala Harris after pointing out some of her most recent “word salad” explanations of various topics and subject matter.
During a show segment on Thursday, the program rolled a video of the VP saying, “The issue of transportation is fundamentally about just making sure that people have the ability to get where they need to go.”
That led co-host Kayleigh McEnany to say, “Hmmm. But wait, there’s more,” before pointing to Harris’ claim in a tweet that “the majority of domestic flights do not have accessible restrooms.”
“The majority of domestic flights do not have accessible restrooms. This is absolutely unacceptable. Our Administration will soon announce a solution to help end this inequity,” Harris wrote.
“And, you know, she’s counting the letters of AI and telling the rest of us that there are only two letters,” she added. “I’m worried for her.”
“I am too, I am too,” McEnany agreed. “As a former colleague reminded me, VP has only two letters, as well.”
“It stands for Vice President,” joked Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen.
“Thank you for clearing that up,” Faulkner responded mockingly.