Soon after Sen. Cory Booker begged people to give up meat, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming went mega viral on social media with a picture of her eating steak.
On Tuesday, Booker was quoted during an interview as saying that the earth “can’t sustain” people eating meat and that there must be new “solutions” put in place.
In response, Cheney took to Twitter and trolled him with a picture of her eating steak.
“Hey @CoryBooker I support PETA – People Eating Tasty Animals. @BeefUSA#WyomingBeefCountry,” she wrote in a tweet that scorched across Twitter.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) February 12, 2019
During his interview with VegNews, Booker, who is a vegetarian, was asked about his belief that “industrially produced animal agriculture” is having a negative effect on Earth’s environment.
While claiming he does not want to lecture Americans on their diets, Booker says Americans need to be nudged into fake cheese because the planet cannot sustain the “environmental impact” of the food industry. “You see the planet earth moving towards what is the Standard American Diet,” Booker said. “We’ve seen this massive increase in consumption of meat produced by the industrial animal agriculture industry.”
“The tragic reality is this planet simply can’t sustain billions of people consuming industrially produced animal agriculture because of environmental impact,” he said. “It’s just not possible.” Booker says the “devastating impact” of greenhouse gases produced by the meat industry is “just not practical.”
“The numbers just don’t add up,” he said. “We will destroy our planet unless we start figuring out a better way forward when it comes to our climate change and our environment.”
Booker also announced his support for the socialist Green New Deal, which also takes issue with cows — mostly with how much they fart every single day.
Climate change is a pressing and serious environmental and economic crisis that threatens the way of life for our kids and grandkids. This challenge must be met with a commitment from the federal government that is commensurate with the level of commitment we saw in this country during the original New Deal. And that’s exactly the type of determination this proposal brings. Communities of color, low-income communities, indigenous communities and our family farmers are on the front lines of climate change, and I’m particularly encouraged that this blueprint addresses climate change in a way that promotes both economic and environmental justice.”
A new study reveals the price tag for Green New Deal comes out to $7 trillion.
In fact, a second study found that the estimated $7 trillion projected cost is painfully low, and that it could actually cost nearly taxpayers upwards of $50 trillion, which would be roughly seven — SEVEN — times more than original estimates.
All that “free” stuff socialist lawmakers keep promising sure is expensive.