Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have often compared their climate change fight to World War II.
Now Pete Buttigieg is invoking the American Revolution.
What will be next?
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Buttigieg Compares Climate Fight to American Revolution
South Bend, Ind., mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg compared the fight against climate change to such pivotal moments in American history as the American Revolution and the civil rights movement.
“I actually think this is one of those moments that, like many moments in American history, really pivotal ones like maybe the American Revolution itself, the struggle for civil rights, it may be that of all the things we are doing right now, the thing we are going to be remembered for will boil down to where we were on this issue,” Buttigieg said during MSNBC’s climate forum on Friday.
The climate debate has become a favorite topic among the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. MSNBC’s two-day forum was the second televised climate forum to take place in September. CNN aired a seven-hour forum with 10 candidates on September 4.
Candidates have proposed sweeping environmental plans, most notably Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I., Vt.) $16 trillion Green New Deal. Buttigieg’s own climate plan is estimated to cost $1.5 trillion.
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Mayor Pete thinks this problem can be solved with another tax. What a surprise.
‘Hit them where it hurts’: Several 2020 Democrats want a carbon tax on corporations
On Friday, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg repeated his support for a carbon tax at the climate forum. “I think we need to make sure that the entire economy is trending towards climate justice and climate action,” he said.
The mayor had previously voiced his support for a tax, saying earlier in the month at the CNN town hall: “I know that you’re not supposed use the T-word in politics.”
What an original idea, said no one.