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Kamala Harris Doubles Down On Biden’s Fracking Flip Flop


On Wednesday night’s debate stage, Kamala Harris claimed “Joe Biden will not ban fracking. He has been very clear about that.”

Harris is half right. Biden has been very clear about his position on fracking: he spent the primary promising to ban the practice. Now, Harris claims that she and Joe Biden have not spent the past year promising to do just that.

VP Pence laughs when Kamala Harris says that Joe Biden will not ban fracking pic.twitter.com/hlpxtruXrR

— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 8, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence did not allow this lie to stand, pointing out that both Harris and Biden have promised a fracking ban. He also noted that the Biden/Harris campaign supported a version of the Green New Deal which is functionally identical to the original legislation. The Green New Deal, of which Harris was an original co-sponsor, explicitly pledged to ban fracking.

Vice President @Mike_Pence calls out Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris: “you yourself said on multiple occasions when you were running for president that you would ban fracking”https://t.co/YAApimuVv1 pic.twitter.com/G0HigU13dC

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 8, 2020

One memorable promise, brought up by Pence, was when Biden “looked a supporter in the eye, and pointed and said, ‘I guarantee, I guarantee that we will abolish fossil fuels.” The moment was caught on video, ending with him shaking the supporter’s hand to confirm the promise.

“I Guarantee You We’re Going To End Fossil Fuel” – Joe Biden #VPDebate pic.twitter.com/YnZNYD8ZEb

— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) October 8, 2020

Biden also promised to both stop fracking and fossil fuels across several campaign events and debates. He could not have been clearer in his support for banning the practice, which could lead to the loss of almost 200,000 jobs, according to the National Ocean Industries Association

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