The White House on Saturday issued an apology that did not include President Joe Biden following remarks he made in California about the need to shut down the coal power plants.
“The President's remarks yesterday have been twisted to suggest a meaning that was not intended; he regrets if anyone hearing these remarks took offense,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated in a 322-word declaration in an attempt to justify the president's remarks.
In the speech he delivered at San Diego about promoting clean energy sources, Biden could not be more clear on his plan to close power plants that use coal.
When he spoke about refitting coal plants to produce electricity from solar and wind energy, Biden boasted they could utilize similar transmission lines.
“We're going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar,” the man said.
Biden also stated that coal-powered facilities weren't reliable.
“No one is developing new coal-fired power plants because they are unable to depend on it even if they've got all the coal that they can count on for the duration of the operation. It's likely to be a wind generator,” Biden said.
The president also stated that power generation using green energy sources was cheaper.
“Folks, it's also now cheaper to generate electricity from wind and solar than it is from coal and oil,” he stated. “Literally cheaper. This is not a prank.”
Senator. Joe Manchin (D-WV) was furious with the president's remarks, calling the comments “offensive and divorced from reality” in an announcement.
“Comments like these are the reason the American people are losing trust in President Biden and instead believe he does not understand the need to have an all-in energy policy that would keep our nation totally energy independent and secure,” Manchin stated in an interview.