(PresidentialInsider.com)- Far-left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in hot water over comments she made during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland recently. Pelosi had agreed with comments that the United States military is a “larger polluter than 140 countries combined.”
When responding to a question about whether the United States military is exempt from the climate discussions, even though the military produces more carbon emissions than 140 smaller countries combined.
“We recognize that as well,” Pelosi said, before committing to ensuring that the Pentagon relies less on fossil fuels.
She was speaking to an audience of American legislators who also attended the conference, including controversial far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
She added that she sees the fossil fuel issue as affecting the Defense Department “systemically,” and added that it must be stopped “as a national security issue.”
Isn’t stripping the Defense Department of resources it currently needs more of a national security issue than the fact it relies on fossil fuels?
Critics of the House Speaker said exactly this, too, including Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas. The Republican legislator said that sacrificing American prosperity and security “to appease ideological demands of climate activists” would be a “foolhardy” decision.
And who is to say that the Defense Department won’t eventually shift to green sources of fuel in the future when the technology is ready and it wouldn’t harm American national security interests?
Despite this logic, and despite the pushback against this radical idea, the Biden White house appears to be adamant about implementing key points of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” and doesn’t seem to mind forcing the Pentagon to adopt radical changes, either.