Social media users mocked Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) after the senator essentially suggested during a TV appearance that Democrat policies could help prevent hurricanes.
During an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Klobuchar bragged that Democrats “just did something about climate change, for the first time in decades.”
“That’s why we’ve got to win this, as that hurricane bears down on Florida. We got a win in the midterms,” Klobuchar said, implying that Democrat policies would help prevent extreme weather.
Because there is no known Democrat policy that has stopped a hurricane, Klobuchar’s remark prompted mockery across social media.
“Did Amy Klobuchar just suggest voting for Democrats will stop hurricanes?” RNC Research asked:
Did Amy Klobuchar just suggest voting for Democrats will stop hurricanes?
"We just did something about climate change for the first time in decades. That's why [Democrats] have to win this as that hurricane bears down on Florida." pic.twitter.com/F9cDc7QAr9
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 27, 2022
“Sen. Amy Klobuchar bizarrely suggests that voting for Democrats in 2022 will somehow stop hurricanes,” Tea Party Patriots observed as others chimed in:
Sounds like a threat. Vote for us, or the hurricanes will continue…lol
— Nick Freitas (@NickForVA) September 27, 2022
“Hurricanes or democrats, what’s more destructive?” one user inquired.
“Amy Klobuchar is the woman who ate her salad with a comb so don’t be surprised that she thinks Dems can stop hurricanes,” another remarked.
“Wow very weird!” another user exclaimed. “Taking credit for controlling the weather! Wow!!”
Klobuchar’s remark comes as Florida braces for Hurricane Ian, which is expected to make landfall on the state’s west coast this week:
Florida is currently under a state of emergency in anticipation of the storm, which is expected to bring “catastrophic flooding and life-threatening storm surge,” according to Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).