Sanders in Iowa
Despite being known as the Medicare for All candidate, Sanders didn’t open his speech with talk of healthcare. Instead he began by addressing the issue of climate change.
It was then that Sanders was less inquisitive and more imperative.
“When we are fighting to save this planet, it is not radical to say that that we love our kids and want them to live in a world that is habitable,” he insisted.
He went to say that part of his fix would be to “hold accountable a fossil fuel industry that is lying, everyday, about what it is producing.”
Along with increased accountability, Sanders also spoke to what Iowa does well and said that development of wind energy across the country would be a necessity. But he said that U.S. investment alone would not be enough.
“When we invest, we understand it cannot just be the U.S., it has to be global,” Sanders added.