(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – A high-ranking Biden administration official in charge of disbursing hundreds of billions of taxpayer money for “clean energy” has blamed the disastrous Maui wildfires on climate change.
John Podesta, a former Clinton and Obama administration apparatchik who joined Joe Biden’s Cabinet last September, calamities such as the Hawaii blaze were all about climate change – and the president already had the recipe for fixing through his 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
Podesta is presently the Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation and is responsible for allocating between $370-783 billion taxpayer dollars for green energy tax credits under the IRA.
The long-time Democrat operative spoke at a White House press conference a year after the congressional left adopted the controversial Inflation Reduction Act.
“To stop these disasters from getting even worse, we have to cut the carbon pollution that is driving the climate crisis, and that’s what the Inflation Reduction Act is all about,” Podesta declared, as cited by Breitbart News.
The report notes that Biden recently told donors the IRA was misnamed since it primarily dealt with massive climate change expenditures.
According to his senior aide Podesta, the 2023 summer had seen “one climate disaster after another,” regardless of the lack of evidence that high temperatures caused the Maui wildfires.
A recent San Francisco Chronicle report said the most significant environmental cause for the blaze was an alien species of invasive and more flammable grass, whose growth was boosted by the wet winter.
Asked by a reporter about the failures of high-profile “green” companies, Podesta stated that it was no different from any other type of entrepreneurial investment. He didn’t mention last week’s bankruptcy of Proterra, an electric bus company backed heavily by the Biden administration.
Breitbart points out that John Podesta is “a well-known left-wing activist and Democratic staffer, responsible for helping to build and maintain a network of left-wing institutions.”
He served as President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff in the 1990s and chaired Hillary Clinton’s abysmal 2016 presidential campaign.
Podesta’s climate change and Inflation Reduction Act remarks came as the death toll from the Maui tragedy continued to rise, reaching a confirmed figure of 106.