O'Rourke on climate change
Tommy Vietor: So…you’re elected President. You’re sitting in the Oval Office. What you choose to do first matters a lot, right? Because you can burn political capital. The administration can get overtaken by events…so you can hammer out executive orders all you want, but that first legislative priority really matters. What would President O’Rourke put to Congress first?
Beto O’Rourke : If I think about the single greatest threat that we face, it’s the fact that this climate is changing and that’s produced not as an act of God, not from Mother Nature, but from you and from me and from people in this country and around the world through our emissions, our excesses, and in our inaction in face of the facts and science. [at 8:20 mark]