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Bernie Sanders Is Asked After Paris Attacks What Greatest Threat to America Is — Here's His Answer


"Do you still believe that?"

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Saturday night that he "absolutely" still believes global warming poses the greatest threat to America, despite the deadly terror attacks in Paris taking place just one day prior.

The Vermont senator's comments came in response to a question at the second Democratic debate.

"In the previous debate, you said the greatest threat to national security was climate change. Do you still believe that?" the moderator asked.

"Absolutely," he immediately answered.

Sanders argued that "climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism." He said many countries will soon be "struggling over limited amounts of water, limited amounts of land to grow their crops and you're going to see all kinds of international conflict."

The terror attacks in Paris Friday night, which the Islamic State claimed credit for, killed at least 129 and injured scores of others.

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