Biden: 'We Are Going to Get Rid of Fossil Fuels'

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Posted: Feb 05, 2020 6:00 PM
Biden: 'We Are Going to Get Rid of Fossil Fuels'

Source: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Now that his son Hunter is no longer being paid all that money by Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian gas company, former Vice President Joe Biden wants to ban fossil fuels. At a campaign event in New Hampshire, the Democratic candidate responded to a group of climate protesters by assuring them that he too would phase out fossil fuels if elected president. 

"These guys are okay," Biden addressed a group of protesters that interrupted his speech. "They want to do the same thing I want to do. They want to phase out fossil fuels and we're going to phase out fossil fuels."


In September 2019, Biden made a similar assurance to another climate change activist at a rally in New Hampshire. The activist asked the candidate, "How can we trust that you're going to act on climate, on the climate crisis if you're still attending fundraisers that fossil fuel executives like Andy Goldman are at?" 

This was before the Democratic-led impeachment efforts raised public awareness about how much the Biden family made off gas giant Burisma Holdings. Biden's proposal would cost an estimated 10.3 million American jobs, 25,000 of which would come out of New Hampshire, according to a tweet from GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. 

However, Iowa caucusgoers did appear to support banning Joe Biden on Tuesday night. The candidate is now sitting at fourth place in Iowa behind Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders and Mayor Pete Buttigieg -- the mayor who helped take his city of South Bend, Indiana from the 105th-highest violent crime rate all the way up to the coveted 27th spot. Even pathological liar Elizabeth Warren beat the former vice president in Iowa on Tuesday night. 

After stepping off a private jet in Des Moines, Elizabeth Warren cowered behind another person in an effort to prevent the cameras from catching her glaring hypocrisy on fossil fuel consumption. Democrats use fossil fuels everyday but want the rest of us to live life without them. 

The New Hampshire Democratic primary will take place Tuesday, Feb. 11.