Republicans pounced on former Vice President Joe Biden for saying in Thursday night’s sixth Democratic presidential primary debate that he would be willing to sacrifice jobs in the oil and gas industries to transition to a green economy.
"The answer’s yes," Biden said when asked about the issue by Politico's Tim Alberta. "We should, in fact, be making sure right now that every new building built is energy contained, that it doesn’t leak energy, that in fact, we should be providing tax credits for people to be able to make their homes turn to solar power. They’re all kinds of folks — right here in California, we're now on the verge of having batteries that are about the size of the top of this podium that you can store energy when in fact the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining. We have enormous opportunities."
Biden: “yes” willing to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of blue-collar jobs for green new deal policies pic.twitter.com/fPdcE6b72R— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 20, 2019