Kamala Harris Roasted After Suggesting Population Reduction To Help The Environment
US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during the conclusion of the Investing in America tour at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 14, 2023. US Vice President Kamala Harris spoke about a $20 billion investment in a national clean financing network and clean energy projects as part of the Inflation Reduction Act. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)
(Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

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. 

Harris made the remarks at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland, during a speech where she discussed the designation of $20 billion toward green energy projects. 

“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). 

“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. 

Create a free account to join the conversation!

Already have an account?

Log in

Got a tip worth investigating?

Your information could be the missing piece to an important story. Submit your tip today and make a difference.

Submit Tip
Download Daily Wire Plus

Don't miss anything

Download our App

Stay up-to-date on the latest
news, podcasts, and more.

Download on the app storeGet it on Google Play
The Daily Wire   >  Read   >  Kamala Harris Roasted After Suggesting Population Reduction To Help The Environment