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Climate Change Protestors Wait for Beto Outside Event with Oprah Winfrey

"He's a communist, isn't he?" one man asks. "No, he's actually the opposite. He's a full-on capitalist, taking all that fossil fuel money," another replies.

By NTK Staff | 02.05.2019 @2:16pm

Protestors have gathered outside the PlayStation Theater in New York City waiting for former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), a possible 2020 hopeful, to arrive for his highly publicized interview with Oprah Winfrey on Tuesday.

A video that was posted on the New York Communities for Change’s Facebook page showed about two dozen protesters holding signs in support for the Green New Deal and openly demanding O’Rourke take a stand on the legislation.

“Green New Deal, Green New Deal,” the protestors chanted.

O’Rourke faced considerable backlash from progressives during his failed Texas Senate campaign in 2018 after Sludge reported that O’Rourke had “accepted dozens of contributions of over $200 from oil and gas executives and had not reported refunding them.”

This was despite O’Rourke having signed the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge, which he was later removed from after the Sludge report.

During the protest, a pedestrian asked the person filming about the protest, to which the person filming said they were there to protest O’Rourke. She asked the pedestrian whether he knew who O’Rourke was.

“He’s a communist, isn’t he?” the man said.

“No, he’s actually the opposite. He’s a full-on capitalist, taking all that fossil fuel money,” the person filming said.

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