On Tuesday, Biden’s U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, testified before the U.S. Senate Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where she was pressed on her decision to shutter a Minnesota critical mineral mine, claiming there are too many jobs available to justify closing it down.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) said, “Your decision to trade off our energy security in favor of a radical climate change agenda is making us more and more dependent on China. And, at the same time, you are blocking permits for mines in this country.”
“The jobs for blue-collar workers in this nation are valuable resources. The livelihood and well-being of American families are valuable resources. The ability of America to have our own industry and not be dependent on China is a valuable resource. Why should those things for millions of Americans be sacrificed in favor of your agenda for radical climate change?”
Haaland then claimed there were more jobs than applicants, telling Hawley, “Senator, I know that there’s like 1.9 jobs for every American in the country right now. So, I know there’s a lot of jobs.”
Hawley clapped back, “Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. You’re telling me we’ve got too many jobs in the country?”
The Interior secretary responded, “Well, I’m saying that we don’t have enough people. That’s why we are having a hard time finding folks to work at our department.”
The U.S. Department of Labor shows that there are currently 9.6 million job openings in the United States.
Hawley concluded, “They are blue-collar workers. And you’re sitting here and telling me that we have too many jobs in this country. Are you serious?” He added, “I want to take the strongest possible exception to that comment and that entire mentality which I think is very honest. I think it reflects the mentality of your administration, which is when it comes to blue-collar workers in this country, ‘you’re on your own. Good luck.’”
14 thoughts on “WATCH: GOP senator shuts Deb Haaland down after outrageous comment”
How long do these people that have capped the wells. I’m sure not long at all.
How long are there jobs. Not long at all. Then back to looking for work.
Deb Haaland is way over her head in this job. She has been roasted on other videos where she had no answers for questions relating to the Department of the Interior. This is what happens when you hire a person based on diversity, equity and inclusion and not qualifications.
. So true
Not nice to say this, but there are toaster ovens with more sense! Just when I think NM can’t amaze me again, somebody from here opens their mouth and embarrasses the whole state. Good ol’ FJB and his diversity hires!
She’s doing and saying what she’s told…she is just another Global Warming/Climate Change hack. They have no knowledge or experience in what actually works – energy, climate, the economy, trans BS…and the rest. But she is like all of Biden’s appointees, POLITICAL HACKS who have sworn to continue a 3rd OBAMA TERM.
All very true!
I’m from Northern New Mexico and thought it was a bad idea for Haaland to be put in that position. Not because of gender but for ideology. I knew she’d get a little power drunk. She’s just another puppet(now) trying to bring the country to its knees. They won’t acknowledge the the temperatures were higher as well as Co2 levels when the dinosaur was roaming this land. Then it turned to the ice age .A vicious cycle that God intended.
I feel sorry for Deb Haaland. I like her; however, she was tasked for a position for which she was ill prepared. She has become a parrot and mouthpiece for white eco terror agenda. Electrify everything. She’ll be turned away from her people when she finally tells them there’ll be no more burning of anything. Fire is bad. Smoke is bad. She has become a talking bird.
Haaland has a communists worldview that was cultivated by the communists party USA that helped get her elected in NM in the first place. She is a mouth peice for that worldview, duh!
Ignorance and arrogance combined with alcoholism and stupidity has a tendency to make those individuals numb to sarcasm.
No matter what you say or do, there is nothing that will self correct individuals such as that.
Therefore I submit, IMHO, we must continue electing ignorantly, arrogant, stupid drunks to these highly paid positions and must continue doing so if NM is going to remain to be last in every aspect of human dignity.
And there…I said it, because the truth digs past the bone and hits straight into the basic fabric of the genepool.
she is a dumb ass
The simple facts that NEW MEXICO HAS THE THIRD HIGHEST POVERTY RATE IN THE NATION. IT RANKS IN THE TOP 5 OF EVERYTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT A STATE AND ITS GOVERNMENT AND IN THE BOTTOM 5 OF ANYTHING POSITIVE. IT HAS BEEN THIS WAY FOR OVER 80 YEARS. THE ONE COMMON FACT IS ITS CONTROLLED BY DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
You nailed it William!