Sen. Amy Klobuchar argued on Monday that the Green New Deal is not just an issue for urban voters along the coasts, but an issue that directly impacts rural voters.
Klobuchar supports the Green New Deal and said on Monday that the legislation provides needed goals to the political and economic community in the United States.
But when asked by a student who grew up in a rural community why her neighbors should believe in the Green New Deal, Klobuchar bluntly said: “I say look at what’s in front of you.”
“Climate change isn’t happening 100 years from now,” Klobuchar said. “It’s happening right now.”
“For too long we’ve been talking about it on more of a coastal issue, which is true,” she said. “But let’s talk about the middle of the country where we need to political support. And I personally think someone from the heartland could do a good job of that.”
Klobuchar said a future racked by climate change in the heartland would include floods in Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri and fires in California, Colorado and Arizona.
“Guess what, it’s you guys, not me,” Klobuchar said who would inherit the issues around climate change. “It’s my daughter and you guys that are going to be inheriting this Earth and that’s why we need you on the front line, all right?”