Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was widely mocked after he claimed on Tuesday that the United States should respond to climate change the same way it would respond to "a devastating military attack."
"We must look at climate change as if it were a devastating military attack against the United States and the entire planet," Sanders tweeted. "And we must respond accordingly."
Sanders' tweet drew widespread mockery on social media:
Sanders' comment comes as far-left Democrats are in the process of taking climate hysteria to a new level, even going so far as to compare it to fighting a war against Nazi Germany.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — the 29-year-old bartender turned socialist politician — was blasted by U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell in October after she trivialized the Holocaust to push her far-left climate change agenda. The Daily Wire reported:
"So we talk about existential threats, the last time we had a really major existential threat to this country was around World War II," Ocasio-Cortez said. "And so we've been here before and we have a blueprint of doing this before."
"None of these things are new ideas," Ocasio-Cortez continued. "What we had was an existential threat in the context of a war. We had a direct existential threat with another nation, this time it was Nazi Germany, and axis, who explicitly made the United States as an enemy, as an enemy."
"And what we did was that we chose to mobilize our entire economy and industrialized our entire economy and we put hundreds of thousands if not millions of people to work in defending our shores and defending this country," she stated. "We have to do the same thing in order to get us to 100% renewable energy, and that's just the truth of it."
"It may seem like really big, it may seem really ambitious, it may seem really 'radical' as us [inaudible] like to say," the congressional candidate continued. "But the fact of the matter is we are dealing with a radical truth and a radical reality, and the more we choose to ignore it the worse we are doing by our children, and our grandchildren, and frankly ourselves."
"It's never okay, it's never acceptable to minimize the Holocaust and the murder of six million Jews," Grenell said, in response to Ocasio-Cortez's comparison. "Just note to anyone who is speaking publicly — never compare it to anything because nothing can be as horrific as 11 million people, six million Jews murdered."