Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono has called on liberal activists to believe in climate change as if it were a “religion.”
Conservatives have said for a while now that leftists treat climate change like it’s a religion. Now, Sen. Hirono seems to have confirmed this.
Speaking at the far left Center for American Progress on Tuesday, Hirono said that liberals will need to show religious-like zeal for environmental issues if they are going to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020.
Hirono breathlessly told the audience to “believe in climate change as though it’s a religion, it’s not, it’s science.”
Hirono has been a vocal advocate of the Green New Deal introduced by Sen. Ed Markey (D., Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.). The Hawaii senator called it a “bold national framework” in February.
“Confronting the challenge of climate change requires a comprehensive approach to transforming our country in a way that prioritizes environmental health and wellness, while also expanding opportunity and creating good-paying jobs as we transition to a low carbon economy,” Hirono said. “I welcome this bold national framework that tracks so closely to what Hawaii is already doing and what many of us have long advocated to enable communities, families, and individuals to thrive.”ADVERTISING
She also defended the Green New Deal against critics by calling it “common sense.”
Hirono’s comments come just months after she and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) questioned whether judicial nominees who belong to Catholic groups are qualified to hold office. She defended her religious line of questioning even after the Senate rebuked her by passing a unanimous resolution.
Hirono isn’t the only Democrat to use extreme rhetoric while discussing climate change. Ocasio-Cortez compared Green New Deal opponents to white opponents of the civil rights movement in April. She also characterized climate change as a “systemic threat to our country” on par with World War II or the Cold War.