2020 Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg said that if you use straws or eat hamburgers you “are part of the problem” after comparing climate initiatives to winning World War II during an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota.
“From using a straw to eating a burger, am I part of the problem? In a certain way, yes.”
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Thursday morning on CNN that if you use straws or eat hamburgers, you are “part of the problem.”
Appearing on CNN’s “New Day” with Alisyn Camerota, Buttigieg continued to push the notion, increasingly popular on the far-left, that fighting climate change is somehow equivalent to the United States’ fight against the Nazis in World War II.
“I think that it makes a lot of people feel very helpless … people feel helpless when it’s something that existential,” Camerota said. “So what do you do about that?”
“Right, and that’s one of the things: I think the downside to us facing just how colossal of a challenge this is, is it can feel paralyzing,” Buttigieg answered. “But we can rise to meet this and be proud of it. That’s part of what my climate plan is about. It’s not only about all of the things we’ve got to do technologically and with regulation and so on. It’s about summoning the energies of this country to do something unbelievably hard.”
“If you look at the moments when this country rose to a major challenge, overcoming the Great Depression, winning World War II, going to the moon, it required something out of all of us. And I think we could be standing taller,” Buttigieg continued. More
Pete Buttigieg: Don’t eat meat or use plastic straws!
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— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 5, 2019
What about steaks? Can you just eat steaks and not burgers? As for the straws lets just go back to cutting down trees and making everything out of paper. Banning plastic straws is pretty meaningless if you really think about.
— TexasRed🍷 (@alycialeah) September 5, 2019
These people are completely off the rails insane. Democrats want to take away your cars, your A/C, your meat, your firearms, your medical choices, your straws, your freedom of speech. But, but, but, it’s the Republicans and Conservatives that are the ______. (Fill in the blank with their latest term.)
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Says the guy who eats like a savage. pic.twitter.com/dnFIKd1Is5
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