Failed Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke doubled-down on his support for Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal’ this week; saying Americans must be prepared to “sacrifice” on the same “scale” as World War II.
O’Rourke was speaking with supporters at the University of Virginia when he called on Congressional Democrats to pass the ‘New Deal,’ saying we all face an “existential challenge” posed by climate change.
“One of the reasons I like Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed Green New Deal is that it calls to mind another time in this country’s past when we faced an existential challenge,” O’Rourke said. “In that case, it was to our way of life to the western democracies, to our allies in Europe, to our fellow Americans.”
“In the midst of the Great Depression, this country was willing to sacrifice men and women all over the United States to make sure that we defeated Germany, and we won that war and for the following 75 years that we made this world safe for democracy,” O’Rourke added. “The Green New Deal calls that sacrifice and service in scale of commitment when it talks about the challenges that we face today.”