Jared Golden rips Biden for ‘fancy’ Emmanuel Macron lobster meal

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Maine Democrats gave President Biden a verbal pinch about shipping 200 lobsters to serve at the White House state dinner on Thursday.

After it was revealed that buttered Maine lobster was on the menu at Biden’s White House meal, French President Emmanuel MacronRep. Jared Golden, Democrat-Main, set his sights on a lavish celebration.

“If Biden’s White House can prioritize buying 200 Maine lobsters for a fancy dinner, @POTUS will also meet Maine lobsters his administration is currently banning from going out of business. You should take your time,” Golden said. murmured late wednesday.

New England lawmakers, known as the most conservative Democrats in the House, have repeatedly called on the 80-year-old president to keep his vow to protect Maine’s lobster industry, which has been denounced by environmentalists.

Rep. Jared Golden took aim at President Biden over lobster amid a controversial debate over how fishing should be regulated.
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“In 2020, while running for president, Biden promised Lobsterman that he would work to keep fishing communities alive and safe. has not caused an accident,” Golden said in a statement in October.

“I cannot support being president of the workers while simultaneously overseeing the destruction of the heritage and way of life of an entire blue-collar fishery and its communities.”

Maine lobster fishermen are currently embroiled in a bitter legal battle with environmental groups. Environmental groups claim their fishing methods endanger Gulf of Maine whales, which are prone to entanglement in nets and other fishing gear.

Rep. Jared Golden (D-Main) "Hade" The White House state dinner after it was revealed that 200 live Maine lobsters had been shipped for the event.

Golden set its sights on a “luxury” White House State dinner after it was revealed that 200 live Maine lobsters had been shipped for the event.


In addition to Maine lobster, American Oscetra caviar, beef, potatoes, and cheeses from Oregon, California, and Wisconsin will also be served.

In addition to Maine lobster, American Oscetra caviar, beef, potatoes, and cheeses from Oregon, California, and Wisconsin will also be served.


A federal judge recently ruled that new, stricter limits on lobster are needed.

But lobster traders warn the industry faces serious threats from regulations banning fishing.

Whole Foods last month would stop selling Maine lobster Out of consideration for the environment.

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President Biden is hosting his first official dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday night.
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A string of other Maine politicians, including Golden and Democratic Maine Governor Janet Mills, were quick to condemn the move.

“We are disappointed with Whole Foods’ decision and the Marine Stewardship Council’s suspension of the lobster industry’s sustainability certification continues to undermine the lives of hardworking people up and down Maine’s coast. I am deeply dissatisfied with being

In addition to Maine lobster, Mr. and Mrs. Biden’s red, white and blue themed dinner with Macron and his wife Bridget included American Ossetra caviar, beef and potatoes, and cheeses from Oregon, California and Wisconsin. will be

Desserts include orange chiffon cake, roasted pear, and fresh cream ice cream.

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