This past Wednesday, CNN held a seven hour long town hall (yes, seven) with all ten candidates who will participate in next week’s Democratic Debates. The town hall was centered around one single topic: climate change.
While the town hall from the outside may seem like it would be boring and repetitive, boy were there an interesting number of responses to some questions asked. Here are ten of the craziest things said during the seven hour marathon, along with their corresponding videos:
1. Bernie Sanders: “Anyone displaced due to environmental issues will get a guaranteed income + education for 5 years.”
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 5, 2019
2. Andrew Yang: “The government should offer to buy back gas powered cars.”
Andrew Yang refuses to say that Americans won't be forced to drive electric vehicles
Yang mentions a possible confiscation of gas vehicles, says the best option is a buy-back program pic.twitter.com/EXfjWsgteI
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 4, 2019
3. Beto O’Rourke: “In Brazil, in Guatemala, the US has precipitated a drought.”
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 5, 2019
4. Also Beto O’Rourke: “The Green New Deal is like defeating Nazis in World War II.”
Beto is at is again: he compared the Green New Deal to defeating the Nazis in WWII pic.twitter.com/tPC0ZICOD3
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) September 5, 2019
5. Joe Biden: “I didn’t realize a natural gas exporter funds my campaign.”
Joe Biden just admitted on national TV he didn't realize he's holding fundraisers with a fossil fuel executive.
— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) September 5, 2019
6. Pete Buttigeg: “If we need to reverse Citizens United to combat climate change, that’s what we’ll do.”
We need to reduce the influence of fossil fuels in America.
“If the only way we can clear that up is with a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United, then that’s what we’re going to have to do.” #ClimateTownHall
— Team Pete HQ (@PeteForAmerica) September 5, 2019
7. Kamala Harris: “I will change dietary guidelines to reduce red meat consumption.”
Kamala Harris says Americans need to be "educated about the effect of our eating habits on our environment," and says she would change the dietary guidelines to reduce the amount of red meat you can eat. #ClimateTownHall pic.twitter.com/XqcFzLv479
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) September 4, 2019
8. Also Kamala Harris: “We should ban plastic straws. I also don’t like paper straws.”
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) September 4, 2019
9. Elizabeth Warren: “The fossil fuel industry wants you to think were banning plastic straws.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren says conversations around regulating lightbulbs, banning plastic straws and cutting down on red meat are what the fossil fuel industry wants people focused on as a way to distract from their impact on climate change. #ClimateTownHall https://t.co/N3vZCD2jHC pic.twitter.com/eVQhFxgKet
— CNN (@CNN) September 5, 2019
10. Amy Klobuchar: “We need some clout with our allies.”
Sen. Amy Klobuchar calls the wildfires in the Amazon a "tragedy," adding that "being part of the international climate change agreement again, being able to have some clout and leverage with allies will make a big difference." #ClimateTownHall https://t.co/kMZly5b5As pic.twitter.com/1I8K78EHMO
— OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) September 5, 2019
Bonus: Beto O’Rourke: “[The] US-Mexico Border is one of the safest places in America today.”
Puerto Ricans are Americans. It's our duty to protect them from the escalating natural disasters caused by climate change.
— Sunrise Movement 🌅 (@sunrisemvmt) September 5, 2019
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