10 Dumbest Things Said During the Climate Town Hall

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Monday, September 9, 2019


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.” 

2. Andrew Yang: “The government should offer to buy back gas powered cars.”

3. Beto O’Rourke: “In Brazil, in Guatemala, the US has precipitated a drought.” 

4. Also Beto O’Rourke: “The Green New Deal is like defeating Nazis in World War II.”

5. Joe Biden: “I didn’t realize a natural gas exporter funds my campaign.” 

6. Pete Buttigeg: “If we need to reverse Citizens United to combat climate change, that’s what we’ll do.”

7. Kamala Harris: “I will change dietary guidelines to reduce red meat consumption.”

8. Also Kamala Harris: “We should ban plastic straws. I also don’t like paper straws.”

9. Elizabeth Warren: “The fossil fuel industry wants you to think were banning plastic straws.” 

10. Amy Klobuchar: “We need some clout with our allies.” 

Bonus: Beto O’Rourke: “[The] US-Mexico Border is one of the safest places in America today.” 

Jose Rodriguez, who also goes by “Francisco,” is a senior at John Jay College of Criminal Justice double majoring in Political Science and Economics. He has previously served as President of his College Republican chapter, along with being a staff member on a gubernatorial race in New York.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.


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Jose Rodriguez, who also goes by “Francisco,” is a senior at John Jay College of Criminal Justice double majoring in Political Science and Economics. He has previously served as President of his College Republican chapter, along with being a staff member on a gubernatorial race in New York.

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