Former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden continues to demonize the fossil fuel industry and is targeting the coal miners by dictating what jobs they should have.
Speaking at a rally on Monday in Derry, New Hampshire, Biden commented that coal miners could be re-trained and “learn how to program.”
Democrat Joe Biden: “Anybody who can go down…in a mine sure as hell can learn to program as well…Anybody who can throw coal into furnace can learn how to program for God’s sake”
Biden said @ the Dem debate he'd cut hundreds of thousands of blue collar jobs for "green economy" pic.twitter.com/JIWO2pjr32
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 31, 2019
During an interview earlier in December, Biden doubled down on his war on coal.
At the December democratic presidential debate, Biden was asked if he would sacrifice thousands of blue-collar jobs for a greener economy considering the economic boom in the oil and natural gas industries.
Biden didn’t hesitate in his response, saying, “The answer is yes,” and that blue-collar workers could transition to green jobs.
On the campaign trail, Biden also took a shot at executives in the fossil fuel industry and in response to an attendee’s question about fossil fuels, he said, “we’re all dead.”
Also Biden: If we don’t stop using fossil fuels “we’re all dead” pic.twitter.com/SG4gHJtCTM
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) December 30, 2019
Considering the abundance, reliability, and affordability of fossil fuels in America, as well as the good-paying jobs the industry provides, it’s outrageous Biden is demonizing the industry and those who work in it.
I called Biden out on social media.
— Deneen Borelli (@deneenborelli) December 31, 2019
Biden’s position on coal is not new.
In 2008, Biden was asked his thoughts on clean coal versus renewal energy and he vowed, “No coal plants here in America.”
Biden not only wants to fundamentally transform how Americans heat and cool their homes and how to power their cars but he also wants to force blue-collar works out of the coal industry.
A Joe Biden presidency will not only dictate the type of jobs and industries Americans can work in but will kill the coal industry that provides Americans with good-paying jobs.