After having a good laugh with her audience about the use of coal power, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi mockingly gave “all due respect to West Virginia” during a Wednesday discussion about energy policy at the Public Policy Institute of California.
“And it really is a moral issue if you believe as I do that this is God’s creation [and] we have to be good stewards of it,” Pelosi said. “We have envangelicals and others with us — er, some, those who believe in God’s creation. So, in any case this was a big thing for us. I had to fight some Democrats. Senator Byrd had a coal powered plan fueling the Capitol, you know I [unintelligible] that’s gonna go, with all due respect to West Virginia we’re not gonna have a coal power plant floating around.”
Meanwhile, on Tuesday President Trump told a West Virginia audience, “We are putting our great coal miners back to work!” (VP OF WEST VIRGINIA COAL ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES THE END OF OBAMA’S WAR ON COAL: ‘DARKEST DAYS’ ARE OVER)