Gillibrand on climate change


I think global climate change is the greatest threat to humanity that exists. So I think the Green New Deal is just a platform of ideas that have been around for a long time that are already bipartisan. … And to be honest, I just see it as an aspirational goal that’s not unlike when John F. Kennedy wanted to put a man on the moon. He said, “I want to do this in 10 years, not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.” And it’s exciting, and that’s what leadership is. And it doesn’t have to be partisan.