Sen. Chris Murphy: Green New Deal Is "Absolutely Realistic," We Must "Think Big"


Sen. Chris Murphy, a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal, told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday's 'State Of The Union' that the climate change plan is "absolutely realistic."

"I frankly think we need to set our sights high," Murphy said about the ambitious agenda. "There were a lot of people who said it wasn't realistic for the United States to get a man on the Moon by the end of the 1960s when President Kennedy initially outlined that goal, but we did it."

"I have a ten-year-old and a seven-year-old. Global warming is an existential threat to the planet. So, if we don’t command this country to think big about saving our nation and our world from destruction, then I don’t think we’re going to get close to meeting the mark," Murphy said.

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