There are very few things as predictable as the rising and setting of the sun.
Well after 14 months of the most incompetent vice-president in U.S. history making a fool of herself on a regular basis, the probability that Kamala Harris will say or do something to embarrass herself again, is almost as predictable.
Today, Harris while trying to be a social justice warrior for the environment, criticized the amount of pollution she thinks is caused by heavy trucks, on the same day a group of patriotic truckers circled Washington, DC.
“Pollution from heavy-duty trucks and buses has made the air poisonous to breathe and this pollution is also, of course, accelerating the climate crises,” Harris said during a speech near the White House on Monday. Then through in some global virtue signaling, “Threatening the future not just of our communities, but of the entire world.”
Harris did not mention the arrival of the People’s Convoy protest of American truckers over the weekend. The group of truckers planned to circle Washington, DC on the Capitol beltway on Monday to protest coronavirus restrictions.
Oklahoma Republican Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, tweeted, “The Biden Administration could not be more tone-deaf.”
“Vice President Kamala Harris and [Transportation] Secretary Pete Buttigieg spent the afternoon promoting electric vehicles and Green New Deal policies.
“Are you kidding me?” Mullin wrote.
Vice President Kamala Harris and DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg spent the afternoon promoting electric vehicles and Green New Deal policies. Are you kidding me?
The Biden Administration could not be more tone deaf.
— Markwayne Mullin (@RepMullin) March 7, 2022
Harris and Buttigieg teamed up for an event celebrating the one-year anniversary of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, which passed last March with only Democratic support.
Harris told a story of a California community she visited when she was the attorney general, blaming heavy freight trucks and public buses for the majority of the pollution hurting the community.
She also shared “her dream” to get rid of all diesel-powered trucks and buses and replace them with electric-powered vehicles.
“Imagine a future: The freight trucks that deliver bread and milk to our grocery store shelves and the buses that take children to school and parents to work…. Imagine that they produced zero emissions,” she said.
Harris celebrated the news that the Environmental Protection Agency announced a new rule Monday to cut nitrogen oxide emissions from heavy trucks by up to 90 percent by 2031.
EPA administrator Michael S. Regan defended the new rule as a matter of environmental justice, noting that “people of color and those with lower incomes” were “more likely” to live near trucking freight routes in the United States.
Harris also touted the $1.5 billion in grants to replace diesel-powered buses with electric buses in Biden’s infrastructure bill as a step forward in the Biden administration’s dream.
“[W]e have the ability to see what can be, unburdened by what has been, and then to make the possible actually happen,” she said.
Harris added, The Transportation Department is releasing $2.2 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act to 35 transit agencies in 18 states to “help communities and bring more transit workers and keep transit services running.”
What can I say but, elections matter and boy are we feeling the losses.
By: Eric Thompson, editor of Eric Thompson Show.
This story syndicated with permission from Eric Thompson, Author at Trending Politics
Notice: This article may contain commentary that reflects the author's opinion.
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