Van Jones spoke at the 16th annual Mario Savio Memorial Lecture on the campus of University of California Berkeley last Wednesday evening. In the passionate lecture, Van called Republicans and those who oppose the president "treasonous" and created an allegory where they wish to let people die on a beach.
Jones likened Obama to a lifeguard trying to save people after a disaster and the Republicans as people wishing to "cut the rope" the lifeguard is throwing. Jones went on to describe the Republican vantage point as this:
"Let the bodies pile up on the beach. Let the pain accumulate. Because our view is this: If enough dead bodies pile up on this beach they are going to fire the lifeguard and we can get the lifeguard's job."
Van Jones is President Barack Obama’s former Green Energy Czar.
Watch the alarming comments below: