Apparently, the Joe Biden administration’s top priorities are “environmental justice” and “equity,” with his Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Dr. “Rachel” Levine making a stop in New Mexico to talk about those priorities with local leaders, including far-left Democrat Mayor of Albuquerque, Tim Keller. Levine, a biological man who identifies as a “transgender woman” oversees the “Office of Climate Change and Health Equity.”
Levine, while speaking to a group at Wilson Middle School, appeared to blame the recent fires in New Mexico on fires (not forest mismanagement and controlled burns during high winds).
Levine said, “We kept thinking of these health impacts as an existential crisis, which somehow implies that it’s something in the future. But as you are seeing this right now – we are seeing the impacts of climate change right now. And you’re seeing it right now in New Mexico, and in Albuquerque, with the heat emergencies that you’re talking about, with the fires and the smoke.”
“Heat is a problem in the middle of New York City, in Seattle, Washington, and in Albuquerque. … What are the commonalities? What are the differences? What did they all learn? And how can we serve to pollinate … those ideas across the country, ” Levine said in an interview with the Albuquerque Journal.
On Twitter, Keller posted, “It was a pleasure to have Admiral Rachel Levine of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services visit our city. As we keep witnessing the impacts of climate change on public health, it is vital that we strong federal partners who can support in us in navigating these issues.”
In a tweet by Levine, the Biden official wrote, “A very eye-opening visit today to Wilson Middle School to learn about how their garden tries to reduce the heat island effect and improve air quality in one of Albuquerque’s most densely populated neighborhoods.
Local relief is key to climate response and #environmentaljustice.”
Also while visiting New Mexico, Levine talked about abortion with KOB4, telling the television channel, “It is absolutely critical for New Mexico to continue to allow the full range of reproductive health services that women need, including abortion services.”Levine added regarding Roe. v. Wade likely being overturned, “If the decision follows the outline of the draft, then it’s going to severely impact women’s reproductive health rights and the ability to receive the full range of services in many states,” Levine said. “To be able to provide those services for women in New Mexico, and for many other states, they need to look to expand those services. We’ll work to support them.”
It is unclear the purpose of the trip other than to promote Biden’s radical pro-abortion agenda, but the cost of the trip is sure to have fallen on the American taxpayers.