Liberals use deadly tornados to attack Republicans on climate change

Several verified Twitter users attacked Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul in the wake of the tragedy

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Several liberals on Twitter, including politicians and celebrities, pointed the finger at climate change and Republicans following devastating tornados in western Kentucky that killed at least 70 people.

Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell used the tragedy to take a shot at Republican Sen. Rand Paul, who represents Kentucky, accusing him of not caring about Americans who are in need.

Bowling Green, Kentucky, residents look at the damage following a tornado that struck the area on December 11, 2021. (Photo by Gunnar Word / AFP) (Photo by GUNNAR WORD/AFP via Getty Images)

Bowling Green, Kentucky, residents look at the damage following a tornado that struck the area on December 11, 2021. (Photo by Gunnar Word / AFP) (Photo by GUNNAR WORD/AFP via Getty Images) ((Photo by GUNNAR WORD/AFP via Getty Images))

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"We should do all we can to help our Kentucky neighbors. God be with them — they are hurting," Swalwell tweeted. "But do not for one second forget that @RandPaul has voted against helping most Americans most times they’re in need."

Noel Scovell, a former writer and producer for Late Night With David Letterman, also blamed Paul and fellow Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, who also represents Kentucky.

"Sorry Kentucky," Scovell tweeted. "Maybe if your 2 senators hadn't spent decades blocking legislation to reduce climate change, you wouldn't be suffering from climate disasters. If it's any consolation, McConnell and Rand have f'ed over all of us, too."

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Former ESPN host Jemele Hill encouraged Democrats to use the tornado as an opportunity to damage Sen. Paul politically.

"We know @RandPaul is a heartless hypocrite," Hill tweeted. "The people in Kentucky deserve the relief regardless of their buffoonish leadership, but if the Dems don’t use this against him and his party in the future, it is a missed opportunity."

Emergency workers search through what is left of the Mayfield Consumer Products Candle Factory after it was destroyed by a tornado in Mayfield, Kentucky, on December 11, 2021. . (Photo by John Amis / AFP) (Photo by JOHN AMIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Emergency workers search through what is left of the Mayfield Consumer Products Candle Factory after it was destroyed by a tornado in Mayfield, Kentucky, on December 11, 2021. . (Photo by John Amis / AFP) (Photo by JOHN AMIS/AFP via Getty Images) ((Photo by JOHN AMIS/AFP via Getty Images))

President Biden suggested climate change was to blame for the tragedy saying, ""All I know is that the intensity of the weather across the board has some impacts as a consequence of the warming of the planet and climate change," Biden said. 

Actor Mark Ruffalo also placed blame for the tornado at the feet of climate change.

"This is what #ClimateCatastrophe looks like," Ruffalo tweeted. "It’s only going to get worse from here. Now is time to fight for our suffering and despairing youth."

Rachel Vindman, co-host of the Suburban Women Problem and wife of retired United States Army lieutenant colonel Alexander Vindman, called the tornados a "direct result of climate change.

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"Climate Change: What does it look like?" Vindman asked. "This is absolutely heartbreaking & it's a direct result of climate change. Believe me, I know it's tempting to scream, yell & question why people are so slow to accept reality but we must have conversations w/ skeptics."

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear stated during a 5 a.m. press conference that a single tornado tore across Western Kentucky in a sustained way for more than 200 miles – and at least four different tornadoes struck the state during the night.

Emergency workers search through what is left of the Mayfield Consumer Products Candle Factory after it was destroyed by a tornado in Mayfield, Kentucky, on December 11, 2021.(Photo by John Amis / AFP) (Photo by JOHN AMIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Emergency workers search through what is left of the Mayfield Consumer Products Candle Factory after it was destroyed by a tornado in Mayfield, Kentucky, on December 11, 2021.(Photo by John Amis / AFP) (Photo by JOHN AMIS/AFP via Getty Images) ((Photo by JOHN AMIS/AFP via Getty Images))

In addition, he said the death toll could reach between 70 and 100 dead, across five or more counties.

"This morning, I was briefed on the devastating tornadoes across the central U.S. To lose a loved one in a storm like this is an unimaginable tragedy," President Biden tweeted. "We’re working with Governors to ensure they have what they need as the search for survivors and damage assessments continue."