During an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday, Klobuchar mentioned incoming Hurricane Ian, which is set to hit Florida. She claimed that Democrats have helped Floridians manage the effects of hurricanes by passing climate change legislation, and urged voters to continue voting for Democrats if they wanted to prevent hurricanes from forming.
“We just did something about climate change for the first time in decades,” she said, referring to President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, which passed Congress this summer.
“That’s why we’ve got to win this as that hurricane bears down on Florida,” the senator added. “We’ve got to win in the midterms. We understand that.”
Did Amy Klobuchar just suggest voting for Democrats will stop hurricanes?
“We just did something about climate change for the first time in decades. That’s why [Democrats] have to win this as that hurricane bears down on Florida.” pic.twitter.com/F9cDc7QAr9
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 27, 2022
Conservatives slammed Klobuchar for politicizing a natural disaster.
“The new science: so the hurricane is punishing Floridians for voting Republican, not because it’s a seasonal event and has been since before this grift,” former NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch said.
The new science: so the hurricane is punishing Floridians for voting Republican, not because it’s a seasonal event and has been since before this grift. Nice sentiment @amyklobuchar as people are fleeing inland and praying they don’t lose their homes. https://t.co/f5TMTvdfDy
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 27, 2022
Florida has experienced hurricanes throughout recorded history, before Democrats and Republicans existed. But the Party of Science will never miss an opportunity to play politics with a natural disaster. Gross and shameless. https://t.co/TW5YFQBap9
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) September 27, 2022