In the wake of the catastrophic Maui fires, the Democrats were quick to seize on the chaos and claim that “climate change” was responsible. But now the TRUE cause of the fires has been revealed and those same opportunistic leftists are SILENT!
Officials in Maui revealed that the fires were caused by downed power lines and failures by the state’s main power utility company, the Hawaii Electric Company (HECO)
According to a lawsuit filed by the government of Maui County, Hawaii Electric and its subsidiaries failed to properly power down live electrical equipment that fell during a windstorm and this was responsible for the blaze.
The county further stated in its lawsuit that HECO has a duty “to properly maintain and repair the electric transmission lines, and other equipment including utility poles associated with their transmission of electricity, and to keep vegetation properly trimmed and maintained so as to prevent contact with overhead power lines and other electric equipment.”
Before any of these facts had surfaced, Democrats quickly jumped the gun to try and brand this catastrophe as one caused by changes to the climate.
“This is devastating. This is a climate emergency,” Sen. Ed Markey, an original sponsor of the Green New Deal, wrote on August 10. “I stand in solidarity with my friends and colleagues from Hawai’i — we must act fast, provide aid, and invest in a resilient and safe future.”
Sen. Jeff Merkley, meanwhile, called the fires “clear evidence” that “climate chaos wreaking havoc on ecosystems everywhere is the new norm,” adding, “We need to take action immediately or else it will get even worse.”
Another Democrat Senator argued that the wildfires were a “devastating view of our planet as we fail to adequately address the climate crisis.”
White House clean energy czar John Podesta blamed climate change for the fires, and hilariously tried to argue that Biden’s “Inflation Reduction Act” was the solution!
At least two of the Democrats demanded that Biden declare a “climate emergency” and use this as an excuse to strip away our rights in one of their beloved authoritarian pushes.
Rep. Cori Bush, for her part, said that “The climate crisis is here and it’s killing people. It’s time for [Biden] to declare a climate emergency,” with Rep. Ro Khanna joining her in that call to Biden.
Now that the truth about what started the blaze has been exposed, these Democrats are refusing to take back their misleading claims, with the majority of them ignoring the new developments altogether.
Rep. Ro Khanna even doubled down on his climate change claim by saying that the devastation was still due to “dryer weather and climate change” that made the fires harder to contain.
These leftists were so happy to get behind a fake narrative when it helped them advance their agenda, but now that the narrative has been debunked, they’re hoping the American people are too dumb to catch on to their lies!