Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Thursday that President Trump is “more wrong” on climate change than any other policy.
“Donald Trump is wrong about a lot of things, but there is no area where he is more wrong than on the issue of climate change,” Sanders said at a small renewable energy rally outside the Capitol.
“No, Mr. President, climate change is not a hoax. Climate change is real; climate change is caused by human activity. … Mr. President, your job is to listen to the scientific community that is virtually unanimous in telling us that we have to transform our energy system away from fossil fuels to energy efficiency and sustainable energy.”
Sanders and Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) spoke at the rally with climate activists to announce a bill that would require the United States produce 100 percent of its energy from renewable or clean sources by 2050.
That bill, however, will likely gain no traction in a Congress controlled by the GOP, which generally supports Trump’s effort to promote American production of fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas.