Today in a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, grilling her for prioritizing the Biden Administration’s radical climate agenda over retaining blue-collar jobs and American energy security.

"Let me just say this — 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," said Senator Hawley. "Why should those things, for millions of Americans, be sacrificed in favor of your agenda for radical climate change?"

"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," Secretary Haaland responded.

Senator Hawley continued, "Wait, you're telling me that we have too many jobs for blue-collar workers? Have you seen the number of jobs we have lost in this country to China in the last twenty years? Do you know where those jobs come from? Over 3 million jobs have gone to China. Do you know where those jobs have come from? They have come out of midwestern towns like the ones I represent. 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?"

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