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Activist Disrupts Biden Speech, Urges Him to Declare Climate Emergency

HeadlineSep 29, 2023

Biden’s speech in Arizona was interrupted by the climate activist Kai Newkirk, who called on the president to declare a climate emergency.

Kai Newkirk: “Please excuse my interruption, Mr. President, but I’m compelled by conscience to ask why you have yet to declare a climate emergency. Why have you yet to declare a climate emergency? Hundreds of Arizonans have died.”

President Joe Biden: “I tell you what: If you shush up, I’ll meet with you immediately after this. OK?”

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