Former Vice President Joe Biden suggested Monday that displaced coal miners should learn to code.
“Anybody who can go down 3,000 feet in a mine can sure as hell learn to program as well,” Biden said at a New Hampshire event Monday. He added later: “Anybody who can throw coal into a furnace can learn how to program, for God’s sake!”
Biden’s adversarial posture toward the coal industry bears similarities to that of 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who said her administration would “put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”
Biden riffing on how Obama put him in charge of judging the “jobs of the future” suggests re-training miners as coders.
This sort of “just transition” stuff was murder on Clinton in 2016…
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) December 30, 2019
Biden said during the Dec. 19 Democratic presidential debate he would be willing to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of blue-collar jobs in the pursuit of climate goals.
He also said in September that the country needs “to shut down” all coal-powered plants.
Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected]
Wake up Right! Subscribe to our Morning Briefing and get the news delivered to your inbox before breakfast!
Courtesy of Conservative Daily News