Tuesday during a speech on the U.S. Senate floor, 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren compared the so-called Green New Deal from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey to the 1969 moon landing.
“This is not the first time America has faced a so-called impossible challenge,” Warren stated. “Over half a century ago President Kennedy said, and I quote, ‘No nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in this race for space.’ And he added, quote, ‘We mean to lead it.’ President Kennedy challenged our nation to lead the space race, and less than seven years later, Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon. The impossible had become a reality and America had led the way. It’s time not only to challenge our country to tackle climate change head-on but also to lead the world in doing so.”