Biden was criticized Wednesday for vacationing in the Virgin Islands while a deadly blizzard hit the country and inflation slammed Americans this holiday season. A new wave hits Biden as the $1.7 trillion Omnibus spending bill has to be flown to him to sign. The bill needs to be signed by the President by Friday the 30th. However, Biden couldn’t be bothered to sign the bill before leaving on his luxurious trip so the bill will need to be sent to him to sign to make the deadline.
Twitter users have quickly called out the optics of this bill being flown to him, as it is an apparent disregard for his own climate change activism.
X Strategies senior digital strategist Greg Price wrote:
They want to stop us from using fossil fuels as they fly stacks of paper to an island in the Caribbean. https://t.co/NNjILc9Jra
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 29, 2022
With many other similar tweets echoing that sentiment.
Washington Examiner columnist Becket Adams tweeted,
the optics here are WILD. flying a multi-trillion dollar taxpayer funded bill to a Caribbean island resort for the president to sign off so he can go back on vacation. https://t.co/6Vebgfc3rX
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) December 29, 2022
Wildly enough it was only hours before news of the bill’s trip to the islands surfaced that Biden tweeted about the “threat climate change poses to our nation.”
One of the reasons I ran for office was to confront the existential threat climate change poses to our nation and to the world.
With the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act, we took the biggest step towards that goal in American history.
— President Biden (@POTUS) December 29, 2022
A good move there Joe. We can’t even make this up if we tried…