Mitt Romney Betrays Republicans, Throws Support Behind Socialist Policy
- 58.7K Views
Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney backstabbed President Donald Trump again this week and backed socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's calls for climate change policies.
While speaking at the Sutherland Institute on Monday in Salt Lake City, Romney didn't actually name Ocasio-Cortez, but he echoed many of her talking points.
Romney called for a US carbon tax, argued that climate change is a major threat to the world, and said human activity is a significant contributor.
“In some respects, (by speaking with newer conservatives), I’ll be able to make inroads with some of the young people coming along,” Romney said.
"The U.S. should instead provide incentivizes for entrepreneurs to develop cleaner energy sources while also helping people who work in industries that could be left behind, such as coal mining," he added.
“I’m not willing to sit by if there are major sectors that are losers … and watch people and communities suffer because of that change,” he added.
Romney then demanded a carbon tax, a fee based on each ton of carbon dioxide emissions produced by fossil fuels.
Romney's comments are eerily similar to what Ocasio-Cortez has been saying for months.
Ocasio-Cortez's socialist Green New Deal gas been criticized by just about everyone.
It not only received 0 -- ZERO -- votes in the U.S. Senate earlier this year, it has also been heavily criticized for how much it will cost taxpayers.
A new study reveals that the price tag for socialist measure comes out to $7 trillion.
In fact, a second study found that the estimated $7 trillion projected cost is painfully low, and that it could actually cost nearly $50 trillion, which would be roughly seven -- SEVEN -- times more than that.
Apparently Romney supports this legislation and plan.
At some point, certain Republicans may want to consider switching parties. Romney would be one of those people.