An unfortunate comment by Kamala Harris provoked a reaction from Elon Musk

The vice president gave a speech in Maryland in which she hinted at the possibility of reducing the population so that future generations can enjoy fresh air and clean water.

A comment by Kamala Harris stirred controversy across social networks. The vice president was giving a speech in Maryland when she began to talk about green energy and climate change. During her explanation of the problem, she named population reduction as an important step so that future generations can breathe fresh air and drink clean water.

Harris, seeking to renew her seat in the next presidential election, spoke Friday at Coppin State University (Baltimore) about the Biden Administration's agenda for the coming years. When it came time to address climate issues, she stated, "When we invest in clean energy, electric vehicles and reduce population, more of our children can breathe clean air and drink clean water."

The comment generated multiple responses on social networks, including one from the owner of Twitter. "Reducing the population is insane. We need to increase the population," said Elon Musk.

The other responses that stood out were from Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY), Senator Eric Schmitt (R-MO), Stephen Miller and Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).

"Are you the population she wants to reduce?" Massie asked Harris on social media, while Senator Schmitt added that the vice president was saying "the quiet part out loud regarding her and other climate alarmists' very anti-human ideology and their desire to 'reduce population.'"

"Reducing population has always been a goal of climate alarmists. It was the premise of John Holdren's book Ecoscience, and Obama appointed him climate czar," said Stephen Miller.

MTG also wondered what Harris was referring to when discussing reducing the population. "Abortion? Assisted suicide? Or what means are you suggesting to reduce population in order to help public health?" she asked.

In the transcript of the speech, the White House edited that part of the speech and replaced the word "population" with "pollution."