Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down Friday in an exclusive interview with Brian Kilmeade on “Fox & Friends,” and much to the chagrin of Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez, the Trump administration official is not buying into the New York Democrat’s fear mongering that we may may all die in 12 years if the U.S. doesn’t address climate change.
“Everyone’s talking about global warming and the threat to this country,” Kilmeade said. “When you look at the top five threats to this nation, where do you rank global warming or climate change?”
“Yeah. I wouldn’t put it in the top five,” Pompeo responded. “Because I can count to five that gets you to things that present more risks to the people I used to represent in Kansas and citizens all across America.”
Pompeo pointed to threats from countries like China, Pakistan and North Korea that pose a greater danger than climate change — the exchange is at the 13:26 minute mark in the video below.
“Whether it’s the threat that we’ve talked about today from China … the nuclear proliferation risk that extends from Pakistan through all those folks who have these weapon systems, places like North Korea where they can sell these weapons,” he said. “I think I’m at five already. But I could give you a whole list of threats that I think we can effect change on in a way that will really make a difference for the security of the American people.”
But the newly elected democratic socialist said in January “the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.”
Speaking at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at Riverside Church in New York City, Ocasio-Cortez said climate change is Millennials’ version of World War Two.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) January 22, 2019
“I think that the part of it that is generational is that Millennials and people, in Gen Z, and all these folks that come after us are looking up and we’re like, the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,” she said. “And your biggest issue is, your biggest issue is how are we going to pay for it? — and like this is the war, this is our World War II.”
The lemmings in the audience cheered.
And Ocasio-Cortez is not alone in making the inane comparison to the very real and very dear sacrifices made in World War Two.
Newly declared 2020 presidential candidate and fellow progressive Robert Francis O’Rourke, fondly referred to as “Beto” by an adoring media, went so far as to compare left-wing climate change activists to the soldiers who stormed the Normandy beaches on D-Day.
With arms flailing about, the failed 2018 Texas Democratic U.S. Senate candidate made the remarkable comparison at a rally in Iowa in response to a question about climate change.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 15, 2019
“When you think about leadership, those who preceded us — those who were on the beaches in Normandy, those who faced an existential threat to Western democracy and our way of life, they showed us the way,” O’Rourke said. “We can come together. We can unite. We can marshal the resources. And we can convene the countries of the world around otherwise unsolvable problems.”
Sen. Cory Booker has also made this doomsday analogy.
Campaigning in Mason City, Iowa, last month, Booker spoke in defense of the Green New Deal, the radical climate change plan put forth by Ocasio-Cortez.
Saying “our planet is in peril and we need to be bold,” Booker pushed past the plan’s astronomical costs to say we have “done impossible things before.”
He then referenced fight against Nazi Germany.
“When the planet has been in peril in the past, who came forward to save Earth from the scourge of Nazism and totalitarian regimes? We came forward!” Booker declared. “Who came forward to save the planet, or continents, from financial ruin? We came forward with the Marshall Plan. Our history is standing up and saying, look, humanity is in crisis, America is going to be the light and the hope.”
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