A new billboard campaign is pointing out that some Democratic presidential candidates do not think beef should be for any meal, period.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) launched the billboard campaign ahead of this week’s Democratic presidential debate in Detroit. It targets the plan of U.S. Sens. Gary Peters (D-MI), Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) to restrict red meat consumption with their Green New Deal policies.
The billboard is located between the Detroit Metro Airport and the Fox Theatre, where the Tuesday and Wednesday Democratic debates were staged.
Peters voted “present” during a vote on the Green New Deal and defended his vote saying he supports aspects of the plan, WWMT said.
“I think it’s very exciting what’s happening around the Green New Deal and the energy about climate and it’s something that we have to lean into. There’s no question that we have to make a massive effort to deal with this issue. There are many aspects of the Green New Deal that I support, particularly when it comes to retrofitting buildings. If you look at the things that are necessary for us to reduce our carbon foot print and at the same time a good paying job all across the country,” Peters said. “As you know, the Green New Deal is a resolution and resolutions are fine, but what we need to do is move beyond talking about climate change and what we have to do is concrete action.”
Progressives want to reach zero emissions by 2030 and are targeting flatulent cows as a big part of the problem, Bloomberg reported. They blame farmers, especially corporate farms, for one-quarter of global greenhouse production.
“You can eat meat but you have to pay the price,” said Sean McElwee, a co-founder of the left-leaning think tank Data for Progress.
“Gary Peters’ excitement for the ‘Green New Deal’ may be in line with the radical Democrats on the presidential debate stage, but their plans to tell Michiganders what they can eat for dinner is simply extreme,” NRSC spokesperson Nathan Brand said.
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