Rescue teams are still searching for survivors after roughly 30 tornadoes devastated parts of six states across the Midwest and South on Friday. At least 94 people are dead from the powerful tornadoes, including at least 80 fatalities in Kentucky, the worst-hit state. President Joe Biden addressed the tragedy on Saturday, but was also accused of using the disaster to promote his climate agenda.
Giving a press conference from Wilmington, Delaware, Biden gave an update on the tornado tragedy. A reporter asked Biden if he “could conclude that these storms and the intensity have to do with climate change,” according to Fox News.
“All I know is that the intensity of the weather across the board has some impacts as a consequence of the warming of the planet and climate change,” Biden responded. “The specific impact on these specific storms, I can’t say at this point.”
“I’m going to be asking the EPA and others to take a look at that,” Biden continued. “But the fact is that we all know everything is more intense when the climate is warming. Everything. And obviously, it has some impact here, but I can’t give you a quantitative read on that.”
“The fact is that we all know everything is more intense when the climate is warming. Everything,” President Biden said when asked if climate change played a factor in the intensity of the tornadoes that hit the central U.S. pic.twitter.com/Wzqfh7BGbR
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 11, 2021
Biden’s comments angered many, who believed that the president utilized the deadly tornado catastrophe to push a climate change agenda.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) fired back, “Using the deaths of hundreds to further your insane climate narrative. You’re disgusting.”
Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) replied, “Everything is a political opportunity for these jackasses.”
Radio host Jesse Lee Peterson said, “Democrats politicize everything.”
New York Times best-selling author Alex Epstein wrote, “How do you know if you’re a Climate Scientologist? One sign: You think that human-caused global warming will make every climate phenomenon worse. (And you would think the same thing about human-caused global cooling.) Our President is a Climate Scientologist.”
Radio host Jesse Kelly said, “As we speak, wives, fathers, and mothers are finding out their loved ones aren’t ever coming home again in Kentucky. Joe Biden thinks it’s an opportunity to push climate change legislation. I keep telling you, you’re facing monsters. Monsters.”
Conservative podcast host Gerry Callahan reacted by saying, “Now we know why he never visited or even talked about Waukesha. He couldn’t score any political points off that tragedy. What soulless, cynical, dark-hearted man.”
Former Trump adviser Steve Cortes tweeted, “Soon the Left will try to politicize gravity itself and use it as yet another pretext to seize even more power for Oligarchs and their toadies in Government and Media.”
PJ Media writer Stacey Lennox noted, “An F-5 tornado leveled the high school & much of the town of Plainfield IL in 1990. BEFORE Al Gore told us we were all gonna die.”
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton simply said, “Disinformation.”
Commentator Ken Gardner wrote, “When ‘climate change’ tries to explain every bad weather event, it actually explains none of them. This is exactly how junk science works.”