NUTS: Far Left Thought Leader Bernie Sanders Thinks Climate Change Affects Military Readiness
Guest post by Mike La Chance at American Lookout:
Bernie Sanders recently sent out an official communication claiming that climate change is affecting the readiness of our military. It’s an obvious and stupid attempt to tie the left’s agenda to an issue that most people care about deeply – our national security.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Bernie Sanders Hits Trump as Commander In Chief Over Climate Change
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) is hitting President Donald Trump for not directing the Pentagon to make climate change its number one priority.
In a press release Wednesday, Sanders, who took his honeymoon in the Soviet Union, said climate change is the biggest threat to military readiness.
“With President Trump as commander in chief, the Department of Defense, which previously called climate change a national security threat, now questions the science linking increasingly common extreme weather events to climate change,” Sanders said. “This is unacceptable and could severely jeopardize our military readiness.”
Sanders did not mention threats to combat readiness. Earlier this year Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said he was “shocked” by the poor state of the U.S. military’s readiness for combat due to sequestration budget cuts when he returned to the Pentagon. The $700 billion military budget signed by Trump on Tuesday specifically increased spending for more “troops, jet fighters, ships, and other weapons needed to halt an erosion of the military’s combat readiness.”
Thank goodness this man wasn’t elected president. He obviously cares more about the far left’s pet issues than our nation’s ability to defend itself.