Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was ridiculed on Tuesday after blaming the mass power outages in Texas on windmills.
Taking to Twitter, Boebert shared a video clip of Fox News personality Tucker Carlson claiming that windmills are to blame for millions of Texans losing their power during a winter storm.
“It takes a special kind of stupidity to run out of energy in Texas,” she wrote. “Tucker Carlson does a great job here of exposing the green energy scam and how bad policy hurts people.”
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) February 16, 2021
Boebert’s ignorance about energy policy was quickly ridiculed. You can see some of the responses below:
It takes a special kind of stupidity to think that snow in Texas means we've "solved" climate change.
— Josiah M Hesse (@JosiahMHesse) February 16, 2021
Wrong. The wind turbines are freezing because the Texan turbines aren’t suited for those temperatures. It’s very unusual. Meanwhile, turbines in colder places are doing just fine.
— Teddy (@teddering) February 16, 2021
Special kind of stupidity to think you can keep burning old dinosaurs forever. Ever been to the Baltics? Covered with Wind Turbines even into the Baltic Ocean. I guess they are just that much smarter and have much nicer winters in Sweden, Finland and Norway than in Texas. pic.twitter.com/favn3Ls92j
— Ed CHester (@emcman57) February 16, 2021
That's what happens when the GOP fails to invest in energy infrastructure and deregulates both the power companies and how they need to support the grid…
— CANCELtheGOP (@CANCELtheGOP) February 16, 2021
Hmm…Texas Tribune says you and Tucker are lying: pic.twitter.com/ilo2Fcu3nk
— PowerTo.org (@powertoimpeach) February 16, 2021