The far left progressive wing of the Democratic Party flew into an uproar after a vote from a committee of the Democratic National Committee to reject a debate on climate change for the presidential candidates.
Climate change activists decried the 17 to 8 vote of the DNC Resolutions Committee in a meeting in San Francisco.
"We're asking you to fight for our futures!" shouted a woman while standing on a chair.
Immediately after the vote, young activists chanted, "which side are you on?!" in protest. Videos of the confrontation were circulated on social media.
Predictably, the lobbyists on the DNC Resolutions Committee voted down the #ClimateChangeDebate. Here’s the reactio… https://t.co/1UMiOqxJv0— Plain Ol' Johnny Graz (@Plain Ol' Johnny Graz)1566505930.0
Young Dems at #DNC disrupt Resolutions Committee meeting demanding climate change-specific televised debate for can… https://t.co/fbpTYbZVRO— Carla Marinucci (@Carla Marinucci)1566497252.0
Party establishment leaders argued that it was unfair to focus on one single issue for an entire debate.
"Apparently, the threat to the future of human civilization is just not big enough issue to debate!" complained activist Max Howroute on his social media account.
JUST IN: Despite overwhelming support from the public and candidates, the @DNC Resolutions Committee just voted dow… https://t.co/KelIHfzPmG— Max Howroute▫️ (@Max Howroute▫️)1566518568.0
Another video showed an official trying to keep activists out, which resulted in a shoving match between him and one of the climate change advocacy leaders.
Democratic Party members want @DNC to have a debate among candidates specifically on the issue of climate change. O… https://t.co/WYHKpy1ojQ— Allie Rasmus KTVU (@Allie Rasmus KTVU)1566485794.0
Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released an ambitious plan to tackle climate change that the New York Times described as the most expensive of all the candidates for the Democratic nomination.
Activists plan to bring up the debate over climate change again on Saturday at another meeting of the committee.
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