As former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke kicks off his presidential campaign on Thursday, he warns that the planet will soon become uninhabitable. He says that a massive wave of climate "refugees" will storm the U.S. border and if the U.S. government doesn't take on emergency measures within the next 12 years. 12 seems to be the magic number of the left.
An hour before issuing the warning to the United States, O'Rourke had formally announced he is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. This ended months of speculation on whether or not he would parlay his publicized loss in Texas and his celebrity status on the left to a White House bid.
Beto O'Rourke warns of "catastrophe"
— CNN (@CNN) March 14, 2019
Earlier we stated that 12 seems to be a magic number for the left. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the world is going to end in 12 years if we do not address climate change.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 22, 2019
More on the story, from Daily Mail:
In the southwestern Iowa town of Keokuk, a sweater-clad Beto told a smallish crowd that by the time his 12-year-old son is his age 'we may not be able to live in cities that we call home today, like El Paso, Texas. We may not be able to grow our own food and fiber, feed and clothe ourselves in this country.'
And in a silent nod to his differences with President Donald Trump on immigration issues, he downplayed the present national security threat of ever-larger seas of humanity crossing into the U.S. from Mexico and nations further to the south. It will get worse unless the planet heals, he warned.
'If you think 300,000 immigrants and asylum-seekers apprehended on the southern border is a problem – and I don't necessarily think that it is,' he said, 'the kind of migration and refugee flows that we will see when entire bands of this world are no longer habitable will be a crisis of a different magnitude altogether.'
'We face catastrophe and crisis on this planet,' he insisted in a dour note, 'even if we were to stop emitting carbon today right now at this moment.'
Democrats on their party's far left wing have proposed a 'Green New Deal' that would spend tens of trillions of dollars to reshape the U.S. economy along environmental lines, eliminating air travel and gasoline-powered cars and replacing countless buildings with greener versions. O'Rourke didn't formally endorse the proposal on Thursday but said it's the best proposal he's heard.
In case you missed Beto's official announcement to run for presidency, here it is:
Beto O'Rourke Announces for for Democratic Nominee
I am running to serve you as the next president. The challenges we face are the greatest in living memory. No one person can meet them on their own. Only this country can do that, and only if we build a movement that includes all of us. Say you're in: https://t.co/EKLdkVET2u pic.twitter.com/lainXyvG2n
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) March 14, 2019
As usual, the left is driving their party with fear. If you don't vote for me, the United States is going to collapse!
Despite pumping all of the money in the world behind Beto, he was unable to unseat Ted Cruz. Let's see how it goes for his run to become the Democratic presidential nominee.