Potential 2020 Democratic nominee Sen. Kamala Harris deflected fierce criticism of her expensive government expansion programs over the weekend; saying the “cost” isn’t as important as the “investment.”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) repeatedly failed to give CNN’s John King a clear answer on how she would pay for her proposals, saying, “it’s not about a cost.” pic.twitter.com/w8UHy10heg
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“There’s no question we have to be practical. But being practical also recognizes that climate change is an existential threat to us as human beings. Being practical recognizes that greenhouse gas emissions are threatening our air,” said Harris.
“Can we afford it?” asked CNN’s John King.
“Of course we can afford it… It’s not about a cost, it’s about an investment. The question should be: ‘Is it worth the cost?’” Harris responded.