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Vice President Kamala Harris was roasted this week after she said that population reduction was a way to ensure that future generations would be able to have clean air and water.
“When we invest in clean energy and electric vehicles and reduce population, more of our children can breath clean air and drink clean water,” Harris said during her speech, prompting reactions from people like Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY).
VP 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/yhZzDmkeAM
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 14, 2023
“Reducing population is [nuts],” Musk said. “We need to increase population.”
The Twitter CEO has frequently warned about declining birth rates across the world, including in the United States, once saying that “most people in the world are operating under the false impression that there are too many people.”
Massie responded by asking, “Are you the population she wants to reduce?” to which Blaze commentator Steve Deace replied, “Thomas Malthus lives! Granted, he sounds dumber than I remember…”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) also reacted, asking if the vice president was referring to abortion or assisted suicide. “Or what means are you suggesting to reduce population in [order] to help public health?” she said.
Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-MO) said that Harris was saying “the quiet part out loud regarding her and other climate alarmists very anti human ideology and their desire to ‘reduce population.'”
“Reducing population has always been a goal of climate alarmists. It was the premise of John Holdren’s book Ecoscience, and Obama made him climate czar,” political commentator Stephen Miller said.
The White House transcript of Harris’ speech was later edited to cross out the word “population” to replace it with the word “pollution.”
In her speech, Harris also said that time was running out to deal with climate issues. “It is clear that the clock is not only ticking, it is banging and we must act,” she said.
Roughly $14 billion of the money discussed by Harris will go toward “tens of thousands of clean energy technology projects.” The other $6 billion will be used in green energy efforts in low-income neighborhoods, according to the Baltimore Banner.
The money was designated through a fund that was coupled with a bill that was touted as President Joe Biden’s package to fight inflation, but some argued only added to it because of the amount of spending included in the bill.