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O’Rourke Says GND Will Require ‘Sacrifice’ on the Scale of WWII

"The Green New Deal calls that sacrifice and service in scale of commitment to mind when it talks about the challenges that we face today."

By NTK Staff | 04.17.2019 @11:15am

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) said that one of the reasons why he liked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) Green New Deal resolution is because it would spur “sacrifice” on the “scale” of what the United States committed to during World War II while speaking at the University of Virginia on Tuesday.

“One of the reasons I like Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed Green New Deal is that it calls to mind another time in this country’s past when we faced an existential challenge,” O’Rourke said. “In that case, it was to our way of life, to the western democracies, to our allies in Europe, to our fellow Americans.”

“In the midst of the Great Depression, this country was willing to sacrifice, men and women all over the United States, to make sure that we defeated Germany, and we won that war and for the following 75 years that we made this world safe for democracy. The Green New Deal calls that sacrifice and service in scale of commitment to mind when it talks about the challenges that we face today,” O’Rourke continued.

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