Lauren Boebert the Republican from Colorado on Tuesday was mocked online after her endorsement of a false claim by Tucker Carlson, a Fox News host. He had erroneously said that windmills need to be blamed for power outages across the state.
The Trump loyalist shared a video clip which showed Carlson blaming frozen wind turbines for the power outages. The outages were a result of the spike in demand as well as outages that occurred at energy plants that use many sources of energy for power and not just wind.
Lauren Boebert wrote that it takes a special kind of stupidity to run out of energy in Texas and that Tucker Carlson had done a great job of exposing the green energy scam and how bad policy hurt people.
Wind energy has in fact been a major success in Texas. Instead of being a scam, it has been a savior as it generates 20% of the state’s electricity.
Lauren Boebert’s ignorance about energy policy was not only rebutted but was also ridiculed on Twitter, though some users tried to educate them about the reality of wind energy.
One Twitter user said that the outage was what happens when the GOP fails to invest in infrastructure and deregulates both the power companies and how they needed to support the grid.
Another user used her words against her by saying that it was a “special kind of stupidity to think you can keep burning old dinosaurs forever.” The user also went on to explain how the Baltic States successfully managed their power needs with Wind Turbines despite having harsher winters.
Another practical user posted the quote from ERCOT which said, “problems were widespread across generating sources, including coal, natural gas, and even nuclear plants.”
Users also brought up old statements including one where “Fox went to court and stated that no one should believe what Tucker says?”
Some of the newer GOP congresspersons like Marjorie Greene Taylor and Lauren Boebert are neither new to controversies nor to weird conspiracy theories or to false news. Snow in Texas, coupled with power outages, is definitely slippery ground for those who follow rhetoric instead of official announcements and facts and may lead to a ridiculous fall on social media.
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