Bernie Sanders: Climate Change Is Bigger National Security Threat Than ISIS
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As the 2020 election nears, the rhetoric from Socialist Bernie Sanders continues to become more and more extreme.
On Sunday at the Iowa State fair, Sanders told a crowd that climate change is a bigger threat to the United States security than both Al Qaeda and ISIS combined.
"Four years ago I came here to Iowa and I was asked, what is the major national security issue we face? The people thought I would say ISIS or Al Qaeda or those big issues," Sanders said to the crowd. "The answer that I gave in terms of national security is climate change."
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This isn't the only bizarre statement that has come from Sanders in recent weeks.
Upon examining Sanders' website, an alarming piece from the Valley News editorial board was found under the "must read" section of the socialists website. The editorial endorsed by Sanders, praises Venezuela saying that the socialist country is where the "American dream is more apt to be realized."
"Less remarked, however, is the fact that America's wealth gap is also a race gap," it read. "As the Pew Research Center reported last week, the median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanic households. Think about that. In 2009, the typical black household had $5,677 in wealth — defined as assets minus debts; the typical Hispanic household had $6,325; the typical white household, by contrast, had $113,149."
"These days, the American dream is more apt to be realized in South America, in places such as Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina, where incomes are actually more equal today than they are in the land of Horatio Alger. Who's the banana republic now?" the article says.
According to the Washington Examiner, "When asked if Sanders still endorses the article, Sarah Ford, the deputy communications director for Sanders' 2020 campaign, told the Washington Examiner he agrees with overall premise of the article, but specifically disavows the reference to Venezuela."
The statement reads: "Sen. Sanders agrees with many of the important points raised in that article with regard to wealth and income inequality," she said. "With regard to the article's reference to Venezuela, Sen. Sanders has been critical of the Maduro government's repression of dissent and called for international aid to end the ongoing humanitarian crisis, so would not endorse that specific claim."
Check out what the Washington Examiner reported:
Violence has escalated in Venezuela as Juan Guaidó, whom the United States recognizes as the legitimate president of the country, called for his supporters to take the country back from strongman Nicolás Maduro's regime. Shocking videos have emerged from Venezuela, with one showing a military vehicle running over pro-Guaidó supporters.
Vice President Mike Pence tweeted his support for Guaidó, saying the United States "will stand with you until freedom & democracy are restored."
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