…And so Does Kirsten Gillibrand

Tuesday during a press conference in Washington D.C., 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said the Green New Deal proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey was “the same” as the 1969 moon landing.

“Congress has to take this crisis seriously. We need to treat climate change like the existential threat that it is,” Gillibrand said. “We need to pass a Green New Deal. This should be our nation’s moon shot. When John F. Kennedy said, ‘Let’s put a man on the moon in the next ten years not because it’s easy but because it’s hard,’ he didn’t know whether he could put a man on the moon but he knew it was something worth fighting for.”

“He knew it was a goal and ambition that he wanted to take on, one he was unwilling to not, something that would measure how great we are as a country. This is the sam,” she added.