We know that the Democratic Party is filled with ironic hypocrites but the 2020 presidential candidates are taking the cake this weekend. More than 11,000 people flocked to a steak fry on Saturday to hear from the 17 candidates vying for the Democratic nomination, CBS News reported.
The event was put on by the Polk County Democrats and included more than 10,500 hamburgers and 1,000 vegan burgers. Rather ironic considering some of these candidates – like Sen. Kamala Harris and Andrew Yang – have made the case that meat consumption adds to our nations greenhouse emissions and climate change problem.
The candidates even showed off their grilling skills.
Republicans blasted the Democrats for their hypocrisy:
Look at what the anti-meat party is doing to the planet at the Iowa Steak Fry. pic.twitter.com/YNHKRYcugv— Marc Lotter (@marc_lotter) September 21, 2019
Look at all those emissions going into the atmosphere— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) September 21, 2019
And Democrats lecture us about eating cheeseburgers and using plastic straws ??pic.twitter.com/XvBq9ckm2G
Maybe next year the Polk County Democrats will consider having a "Tofu Fry."
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated this event took place at the Iowa State Fair.