Watch Nancy Pelosi Fail To Name Beto O’Rourke’s ‘Signature Accomplishment’ in Congress
With former Congressman Beto O’Rourke announcing he is running for president on Thursday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was unable to name a significant accomplishment of his while he was in Congress.
Pelosi instead pointed to the vitality he brought, his concern for the environment and his committee memberships.
“Beto brought vitality to Congress…when he came, he came as a real champion for the environment. He got a great deal of support from the environment community in his district, he won a primary on that subject,” she said.
O’Rourke also sat on House Veterans Affairs Committee, which was very important to his district, according to Pelosi.
“In persevering our planet and protecting our people, they’re at least two areas in addition to his vitality in so many different ways,” she concluded.
During his first campaign stop, O’Rourke warned the U.S. only has 12 years to act on climate change.
“There is going to be massive migration of tens or hundreds of millions of people from countries that are literally uninhabitable or underwater that are above the sea right now. This is our final chance. The scientists are absolutely unanimous on this, that we have no more than 12 years to take incredibly bold action on this crisis,” he said.
Watch above, via CSPAN.