Al Gore lambasted for the “climate denier” – Comparison of the shootings of Uvalde: “A real sick person”

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Al Gore’s appearance on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” faced intense backlash on social media for citing school shootings.

During a pre-recorded interview, Gore compared climate change skeptics to the officers who failed to stop the shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas in May.

“Climate deniers are really in some ways similar to all those nearly 400 law enforcement officers in Uvalde, Texas, who waited outside an unlocked door while children were slaughtered,” he said. declared.

“And in the face of this global emergency, what we are doing with our inaction and failure to walk through the door and stop the slaughter is not typical of what we are capable of as human beings,” Gore added. “We have the solutions, and I think these extreme events that just keep getting worse and worse are really starting to change your mind.”

Former Vice President Al Gore compared climate change skeptics to officers who failed to act in the Uvalde school shooting in May.
(Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

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Twitter users attacked Gore for citing a school shooting to make a point about climate change.

“This guy is a real sick person,” tweeted conservative columnist Phil Kerpen.

Conservative radio host Dana Loesch wrote: “What a disgusting and absolutely unbalanced comparison from @algore. I expect nothing less from a man accused by masseuses of demanding they ‘unleash his chakra’.”

David Hookstead of the Daily Caller tweeted: “Al Gore says ‘climate deniers’ are the same as Uvalde police who did nothing while children were being murdered. Absolutely disgusting rhetoric. To compare the climate to the slaughtered little children is absolutely appalling. .”

A banner hangs from a memorial outside Robb Elementary School, the site of a mass shooting in May that killed 19 students and two teachers, Friday, June 3.

A banner hangs from a memorial outside Robb Elementary School, the site of a mass shooting in May that killed 19 students and two teachers, Friday, June 3.
(AP/Eric Gay)

Grabien founder Tom Elliot wrote: “Perhaps the most disgusting topic of discussion ever.”

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New reports and body camera footage from the scene revealed nearly 400 officers present inside or around the school during the shooting. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has since called for “critical changes” to improve public safety, school safety and mental health assessments.

Law enforcement officers respond to a hallway after Salvador Ramos entered Robb Elementary School to kill 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022, in this still image from video monitoring.  Inset: Texas Governor Greg Abbott holds a press conference with state agencies and local officials at Uvalde High School.

Law enforcement officers respond to a hallway after Salvador Ramos entered Robb Elementary School to kill 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022, in this still image from video monitoring. Inset: Texas Governor Greg Abbott holds a press conference with state agencies and local officials at Uvalde High School.
(Texas House Investigative Committee, inset: REUTERS/Marco Bello)

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On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced a number of executive climate actions that will include $2.3 billion in funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Building Infrastructure and Resilient Communities Program. in 2022. This was in response to Sen. Joe Manchin, DW.Va., saying he insisted he would not support a spending package with climate provisions.

Fox News’ Jessica Chasmer contributed to this report.

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