DNC Chairman Tom Perez urged Republicans and President Trump to “get the memo” on climate change during Tuesday night’s presidential debate; saying global warming is not just a threat to our planet, but the entire “universe.”
"climate change threatens our universe." pic.twitter.com/SHZtpnrSAB
— Nathan Brand (@NathanBrandWA) July 31, 2019
“They ought to get the memo on climate change. Because climate change is an economic crisis, it’s a public health crisis, it threatens our universe. We must take action now!”
Perez’ comments weren’t the only strange moment during the debate.
Author Marianne Williamson left millions of television viewers scratching their heads Tuesday night; bizarrely suggesting President Trump has awakened a “dark psychic force” during the Democratic debate.
“This is part of the dark underbelly of American society, the racism, the bigotry, and the entire conversation that we’re having here tonight. If you think any of this wonkiness is going to deal with this dark psychic force of the collectivized hatred that this president is bringing up in this country, then I’m afraid that the Democrats are going to see some very dark days,” said Williamson.
Progressive and moderate Democrats squared-off Tuesday night on the first round of CNN’s presidential debates; with centrist lawmakers calling far-left policies “fairytale economics.”
“The ideological divide between Democratic presidential hopefuls came into focus Tuesday as leading progressive candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren defended their liberal policies on healthcare and immigration against surprisingly energetic attacks from moderate rivals,” reports Yahoo News.
“The fault lines emerged immediately in the second debate of the 2020 Democratic primary race, with lesser-known candidates taking sharp digs and warning that forcing radical change could ensure President Donald Trump’s re-election,” adds the website.
Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders repeatedly called for massive, “structural” change to the US economy and political system on issues including Wall Street, healthcare, taxation, immigration, and more.
Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden will share the stage Thursday with Senator Kamala Harris; clearing the path for a potential rematch from weeks ago.
BETO’S BIG SHOW: O’Rourke’s Debate Guests Include Athletes Who Protested US National Anthem
Failing presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s personal guests to this week’s Democratic debates will be high school athletes benched for protesting the US National Anthem.
“When Democrat Beto O’Rourke takes the stage in the second round of presidential primary debates on Tuesday, three young black men from Michigan who were inspired by ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick to kneel during the national anthem before their high school football games will be in the audience as guests of the former Texas congressman,” reports Market Watch.
“O’Rourke reached out to ex-Lansing Catholic High School football players Michael Lynn III, Matthew Abdullah and RoJe Williams and spoke with them by phone last week. Teammate Kabbalah Richards is away at college and unable to attend the debate but also was on the call,” confirms the article.
O’Rourke made national headlines last week after he compared President Trump’s ‘MAGA’ events to Nazi-style rallies.
"Yes, President Trump is a racist," 2020 candidate Beto O'Rourke tells @ABC News.
— ABC News (@ABC) July 22, 2019
“Do you think that President Trump is a racist?” asked ABC News.
“Yes, President Trump is a racist. What we saw in North Carolina last week was almost an impromptu Nuremberg rally; inciting hatred and violence against people based on the color of their skin, based on their religion,” said O’Rourke.
“It’s very clear the path that he is taking us on. We either willingly submit to that, or we stand up against it and stand for what we know this country can be. That’s what I’m trying to do,” he added.
Read the full report at Market Watch.
‘NOT ON BOARD’: House Dems Debate ‘Slavery Reparations,’ 60% of Americans ‘Oppose’ the Payments
House Democrats will hold hearings Wednesday on potential “reparations” for the descendants of slaves living in the US despite recent polling that shows the vast majority of Americans oppose the cash payments.
“House Judiciary Democrats on Wednesday were holding a hearing in the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties subcommittee on H.R. 40 — a proposal by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas, to set up a commission to study and develop a response to the question of reparations for slavery,” reports Fox News.
Recent polls show that 60% of Americans oppose reparations, while just 32% support it.
The date of the hearings -June 19th– marks the day in 1865 when Union troops arrived in Texas to declare the end of the US Civil War.
“However, in a finding that could put 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls in a bind, the Fox poll found that among Democratic primary voters, 54 percent said they were likely to support a candidate who backed reparations, while 33 percent said they were not likely,” adds Fox.
Nearly all Democratic presidential candidates have offered their support for a “national conversation” on the controversial issue.
Failing presidential candidate Cory Booker introduced legislation earlier this year that would create a commission to study the topic.
“This bill is a way of addressing head-on the persistence of racism, white supremacy, and implicit racial bias in our country. It will bring together the best minds to study the issue and propose solutions that will finally begin to right the economic scales of past harms and make sure we are a country where all dignity and humanity is affirmed,” said Booker.
“Since slavery in this country, we have had overt policies fueled by white supremacy and racism that have oppressed African-Americans economically for generations,” Booker added. “Many of our bedrock domestic policies that have ushered millions of Americans into the middle class have systematically excluded blacks through practices like GI Bill discrimination and redlining.”
The issue of federal reparations has taken center stage in the 2020 Democratic primary fight in recent weeks, with top candidates -including Beto O’Rourke and Elizabeth Warren- saying new legislation is required to study the potential payments.
Read the full report at Fox News.