President Joe Biden took the stage in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to showcase his Inflation Reduction Act and recognized Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) for voting against the bill that brought numerous energy initiatives. In a comical jab at Boebert, Biden mentioned that the world’s largest wind tower manufacturing plant, CS Wind, is located right in her district. Biden couldn’t resist pointing out the irony of Boebert benefiting from the very policy she had previously opposed.
Biden hits Boebert vote against Inflation Reduction Act despite benefits 'in her district' https://t.co/ZNXC4UuDi5
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 10, 2023
Of course, it’s no surprise that every Republican in Congress voted against the Inflation Reduction Act, a bill that invested billions of dollars in renewable energy. Biden found it amusing that many GOP members are now touting the projects in their states that have emerged as a result of the very legislation they voted against. It’s typical politics at play, really. They claim to be against something, but then they happily take credit for the positive outcomes that stem from it.
Biden: Coincidentally, a congresswoman, Lauren Boebert, the very quiet Republican lady? It is in her district. She railed against the passage. That is ok, she is welcoming it now. pic.twitter.com/YagEsWey4R
— Acyn (@Acyn) August 9, 2023
CS Wind’s wind turbine tower manufacturing plant is set to become one of the major employers in Pueblo, Colorado, thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act. The company has plans to create 850 new jobs by 2028. It’s quite the accomplishment, and one that should be celebrated, even by those who initially opposed it. The fact that Biden called out not just Boebert, but also Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), for suddenly embracing the positive outcomes of a policy they fought against for so long is just icing on the cake.