Biden faces pushback for suggesting climate change played role in deadly weekend tornadoes

President Joe Biden stands accused of using the deadly tornadoes that devastated the southern and midwestern regions of the U.S. on Friday to push his and his party’s radical climate agenda. 

For those who missed it, the powerful storms took place late Friday into Saturday morning. Reports indicate that some 30 tornadoes touched down in six different states, including Kentucky, Illinois, Arkansas, and Missouri.

The death toll is nearing 90 and growing as rescue teams continue to search through the rubble. Hundreds of thousands remain without power.

Kentucky was was one of the states that suffered the worst of the storms. At least 70 people died there, according to a report from The New York Times.

“The climate is warming”

For his part, President Biden addressed the tragedy on Saturday during a press conference with reporters in Wilmington, Delaware.

At one point, Biden was reportedly asked whether he “could conclude that these storms and the intensity have to do with climate change.”

“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,” the president replied, according to Fox News. “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 added. “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.”

Biden faces backlash

It didn’t take long for backlash to start rolling in, with several Republicans taking to social media to charge Biden with trying to profit politically off of the tragedy.

As reported by TheBlaze, GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas called the move “disgusting.” Rep. Chip Roy, also a Texas Republican, argued in a tweet, “Everything is a political opportunity for these jacka***s.”

But it was perhaps radio host Jesse Kelly who summed the matter up most poignantly. According to TheBlaze, he wrote:

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.

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