Although President Joe Biden is widely known for his gaffes and verbal slip-ups, he is not the only one in his administration to struggle with public statements.
Most recently, Vice President Kamala Harris sparked confusion and speculation online with her remarks at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland.
While attempting to tout the supposed benefits of a “green” agenda and investments in environmental programs, she referenced the Biden administration’s “ambitious goal … to cut our greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.”
Elaborating on that mission, she asserted: “When we invest in clean energy and electric vehicles and reduce population, more of our children can breathe clean air and drink clean water.”
Considering the push for population control from prominent voices like Bill Gates, many political pundits and social media commenters were clearly concerned about the vice president’s apparent support for efforts to reduce the population.
Kamala Harris Openly Admits She wants to Reduce Population!
Conspiracy theorists are right again! pic.twitter.com/YhchdaJY3Q
— Alex Stein #99 (@alexstein99) July 15, 2023
The White House released a transcript of Harris’ remarks that contained an apparent correction of her statement, changing the word “population” to “pollution.”
Whether the vice president said what she meant or simply fumbled over her prepared remarks, the incident prompted further concern among many Americans who believe the current administration is incapable of delivering a coherent message to the nation and the world.
Ohio state Sen. Michael Rulli, a Republican, reacted to a clip of the speech, tweeting: “Kamala Harris admits she wants to reduce the population for environmental reasons. That’s not just anti-American. That’s anti-human.”
It was not the first time in recent days that Harris has delivered questionable public remarks about a topic of utmost importance to the American people.
During a roundtable discussion about the rise of artificial intelligence, she provided a definition of the technology that might have been more appropriate for an elementary school classroom than the highest echelon of U.S. politics.
“I think the first part of this issue that should be articulated is AI is kind of a fancy thing,” she said. “First of all, it’s two letters. It means artificial intelligence, but ultimately what it is, is it’s about machine learning.”