Failed Texas senatorial candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke crossed a serious line on Thursday when making his case for addressing climate change.
While addressing voters in Iowa, O’Rourke spoke about his announcement that he is running for president and seeking the Democratic nomination.
When discussing the policies he will support, O’Rourke went all in for climate change and made some highly incendiary comments.
O’Rourke compared climate change supporters to the brave men and women who stormed the beaches at Normandy during World War II.
“If you think of our leadership, those who preceded us, right? Those who were on the beaches in Normandy … they showed us the way,” O’Rourke said, referring to the “fight” against climate change.
“We can all come together. … We can convene the countries of the world around otherwise unsolvable problems,” he added.
Pretty disgusting to see the Texas Democrat argue that the heroes who stormed the beaches of Normandy during World War II to liberals to pink hat-wearing liberals who protest climate change.
During another event in Iowa on Thursday, O’Rourke told potential voters that he supports Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist Green New Deal.
O’Rourke peddled the ultimate doomsday scenario and told supporters that the world will end in 12 years if climate change is not addressed immediately.
“We face catastrophe and crisis on this planet even if we were to stop emitting carbon today, right now at this moment,” O’Rourke said.
“We know that the storms that we saw in Texas, Harvey — which dealt the landfall record amount of rain on the United States of America as long as we’ve been keeping records, that claimed the lives of too many of our fellow Americans, flooded people literally out of their homes and businesses, storms like Harvey are only going to become more frequent and more severe and more devastating and ultimately compromise the ability to live in a city like Houston, Texas,” he added.
“There is going to be massive migration of tens or hundreds of millions of people from countries that are literally uninhabitable or underwater that are above the sea right now. This is our final chance,” O’Rourke said.
He then made his boldest prediction yet and argued we have just over a decade to live unless action is taken on climate change.
“The scientists are absolutely unanimous on this, that we have no more than 12 years to take incredibly bold action on this crisis,” he added, falsely asserting that all scientists agree with the doomsday scenario.
The Green New Deal has also been heavily criticized for how much it will cost taxpayers. A new study reveals that the price tag for socialist measure comes out to $7 trillion.
In fact, a second study found that the estimated $7 trillion projected cost is painfully low, and that it could actually cost nearly $50 trillion, which would be roughly seven — SEVEN — times more than that.