O'Rourke in North Carolina


When asked what he could do for North Carolinians, O’Rourke used recent hurricanes as a way to bring up climate change.

“I’m going to make sure that we acknowledge the two storms that you have seen, Matthew and Florence, two 500-year floods that were separated by two years, and acknowledge that climate change is human-caused and that we have a solution if we are all willing to work together,” O’Rourke said.

During his speech, O’Rourke cited the Bureau of Labor statistics saying solar and wind are the fastest-growing jobs in America, and showed support for Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s Green New Deal.