Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says the U.S. doesn’t have “much moral authority” to compare its energy policies to China.
During a roundtable discussion with Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and other energy leaders in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Thursday, she advanced the anti-American rhetoric that continues to be the defining characteristic of the Biden regime.
“You know, we’ve got a global problem and China is a big contributor to that — we are, too,” Granholm said. “And we don’t have much moral authority to say you should be doing this if we are not taking action and deploying the technology that we need to deploy.”
If she’s talking about deploying hypersonic missiles, then she’s right – except that she’s not and so she isn’t.
Granholm’s comments surfaced on Twitter, prompting much backlash from Republican lawmakers – which will be reported as Republicans pounce by the water-carrying media – and elicited a flood of responses on the social media house of ill fame.
Biden Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm: “We don’t have much moral authority” to call out Communist China. pic.twitter.com/WmhipszPrh
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 18, 2021
We’ve cut our emissions growth. China continues to grow theirs out of control. What’s she talking about?
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) October 18, 2021
These people DESPISE America and most of its citizenry.
— J (@ARaised_Eyebrow) October 18, 2021
“Embarrassing and wrong: @SecGranholm in North Dakota likens America’s climate standards to China, saying we lack the ‘moral authority’ to call them out for polluting unless we pass President Biden’s radical, liberal climate agenda,” Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) said in a tweet.
Cramer pointed out a fact that is routinely ignored by mainstream media and the Left (but I repeat myself) which is that China emits 27 percent of global emissions while the U.S. is only at 11 percent, citing a May 2021 report from the BBC.
“Despite what liberals like @SecGranholm want you to believe, our innovators have made significant strides in reducing our carbon footprint,” he said in a follow-up tweet. “The Chinese Communist Party has not, and it’s shown no real interest in doing so.”
Despite what liberals like @SecGranholm want you to believe, our innovators have made significant strides in reducing our carbon footprint.
The Chinese Communist Party has not, and it’s shown no real interest in doing so.
— Sen. Kevin Cramer (@SenKevinCramer) October 18, 2021
Senator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) echoed Cramer’s opinion, saying “The U.S. absolutely has the moral authority to call out Communist China for its predatory actions—and we must do so. Communist China is our strategic adversary, and we have a duty to confront them from a position of strength.”
The Republican House Select Climate Committee also pushed back against Granholm’s comments, noting the reduction in emissions in the United States.
“Really, @SecGranholm? Since 2005, the United States has decreased emissions by a billion tons while China has INCREASED by 5 billion tons – leading the world in emissions growth,” the committee’s official Twitter account posted. “Not to mention, China’s green energy supply chain is built on the backs of slave labor.”
As is their wont, the power brokers on the radical Left – now known simply as the Democratic Party – redefine words to fit their agenda, and Granholm is no exception.
In May, during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” host George Stephanopoulos asked Granholm about criticism by former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie regarding Biden not being truthful about what defines infrastructure, the Hill reported.
The secretary said that infrastructure is “what makes the economy move.”
Don’t people make the economy move, Jennifer?
“We don’t want to use past definitions of infrastructure when we are moving into the future,” she declared.
Energy Sec. Granholm responds to criticism of the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan: “What is infrastructure? Historically, it’s been what makes the economy move.” https://t.co/MLMwtBqEVj pic.twitter.com/eoAid78NLK
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) April 11, 2021
They’re lying to you and telling you to your face that they’re lying to you. https://t.co/9xrUEB19rg
— 🎃jimtreacher.substack.com👻 (@jtLOL) April 12, 2021
While on “The View” in March, she proudly proclaimed, “I drive a Chevy Bolt which is an electric vehicle. I don’t have to buy gasoline. The average person that gets an electric vehicle saves $600 a year because you don’t have to fill it up. I have solar panels on my house,” said Granholm. “So, I drive on sunshine!” as though she spaketh to a child.
(Then again, she was on “The View”).
Questions of impropriety have arisen, however, given Granholm’s ownership of a green energy firm, a financial position that is likely to garner her millions and prompting an oversight investigation by the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) in May.
And much like Climate Czar John Kerry, she flaunts her power in the face of actual crisis; in her case, jet-setting in a chartered military aircraft in August, amid the frantic evacuation attempts from Afghanistan after the Biden regime surrendered to the blood-soaked terrorists of the Taliban.
Who in the Biden White House approved a chartered military jet to Ukraine for the Energy secretary at a time when all our resources and focus should be on getting Americans out of Afghanistan? https://t.co/lFRefpKTC8
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) August 28, 2021
“As President Biden recently said, we are in a ‘winter of peril,’ so it’s disconcerting to see administration officials essentially taking joy rides on military aircraft. It’s the definition of fraud, waste, and abuse,” stated Tom Anderson, director of the National Legal and Policy Center’s Public Integrity Project.
The communist nation of China is, incredibly but not surprisingly, considered a developing country based on the criteria of the World Bank and the United Nations. Despite being a developing country, China hosts the world’s second-largest economy and is not subject to the curtailment of emissions that the G7 imposes upon itself: that being France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
More from Twitter on the secretary’s obtuse statement on the CCP’s morals:
The ChiComs are committing LITERAL genocide, but sure, we don’t have the moral authority. https://t.co/CSfW1GpsVS
— Brian Doherty (@BDOH) October 18, 2021
— Demand can be a force majeure (@filthyanalyst) October 18, 2021
Are you paying attention?
If we’re not the force for good in this world then who is!?
We’re in a world of trouble, as a culture, with leadership like this!
I miss #45 https://t.co/dDkmUOQiA2
— Chris (@TheRealChrisCCI) October 18, 2021
No wonder they hated “America First” and “Make America Great Again.” https://t.co/wroZk8SWnk
— The Left: Unhinged (@LeftUnhinged) October 18, 2021
There should not be a *single* US official using their platform to excuse anything the CCP does.
What a betrayal of our country and our values. https://t.co/a5usOc14Gk
— Will Mascaro (@thewillmascaro) October 18, 2021
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