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USDA denies Biden trying to limit red meat: 'This is a fabrication'

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday there is no truth to Republicans’ claim that part of President BidenJoe BidenFauci says school should be open 'full blast' five days a week in the fall Overnight Defense: Military sexual assault reform bill has votes to pass in Senate l First active duty service member arrested over Jan. 6 riot l Israeli troops attack Gaza Strip Immigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart MORE’s climate plan includes a ban of red meat.

“This is a fabrication. There is no such effort or policy that exists by this Administration. It’s not a part of the climate plan nor the emissions targets. It is not real,” a USDA spokesperson told The Hill.

Larry KudlowLarry KudlowMORE said on his Fox Business show on Friday that Biden’s climate plan is coming for American meat, sparking fumes from lawmakers like Reps. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneThe Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's meeting with Trump 'soon' in Florida QAnon site shutters after reports identifying developer MORE (R-Ga.) and Lauren BoebertLauren BoebertMaher on Biden's trillion plans: 'Thank God we got Mexico to pay for that wall' Democrats accuse GOP of new lows in culture wars Boebert takes out space blanket during Biden speech to draw attention to border surge MORE (R-Colo.).

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Agriculture Secretary Tom VilsackTom VilsackUSDA: Farm-to-school programs help schools serve healthier meals OVERNIGHT MONEY: House poised to pass debt-ceiling bill MORE also denied there is an effort to limit red meat consumption.

“There is no effort designed to limit people’s intake of beef coming out of President Biden’s White House or USDA,” Vilsack said during a virtual briefing hosted by the North American Agricultural Journalists, according to Politico. “Sometimes in the political world, games get played and issues are injected into the conversation knowing full well that there’s no factual basis.”

Greene tweeted about “the Hamburglar” and Boebert said, "Why doesn’t Joe stay out of my kitchen?”

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) also tweeted, saying: “Not gonna happen in Texas.”

“No burger on July 4. No steaks on the barbecue. I’m sure Middle America is just going to love that. Can you grill those Brussels sprouts? So get ready,” Kudlow said Friday night, referring to a study from the University of Michigan about Biden's climate plan targets. “You can throw back a plant-based beer with your grilled Brussels sprouts and wave your American flag. Call it 'July 4th Green.'”

Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerBiden 'encouraged' by meeting with congressional leaders on infrastructure Republicans welcome the chance to work with Democrats on a bipartisan infrastructure bill Cheney sideshow distracts from important battle over Democrats' partisan voting bill MORE (D-N.Y.) on Sunday tweeted that he was having a "plant-based beer," following Kudlow's comment.