Congressman: ‘One True Thing Trump has said’ is ‘He Could Kill Someone on 5th Ave’
U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna has begun to establish himself in Washington D.C. He’s seen as a more progressive Representative from California’s 17th district, and he has really started to align himself with other more progressive Democrats such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Khanna, who has a seat on the House Oversight Committee with Ocasio-Cortez, is a strong backer of her Green New Deal which looks to implement the use of more green technology as a way to help drive America forward and stay ahead of the curve when it comes to future energy sources and environment precautions.
In Episode 9 of KrassenCast, Khanna spoke about his support for the Green New Deal and helped explain why Republicans seem to be regressing rather than progressing. Episode 9 of KrassenCast is now available on iTunes, Youtube. and Google Play.
When asked why he thinks Republicans are so against the Green New Deal, Khanna said that it has a lot to do with the fact that President Trump campaigned on bringing us back to the past.
“Trump said ‘I’m going to make America great again. I’m going to take us back to some mythic golden age.’ I think it’s an easier bumper sticker to say I’m going to take you back to a time that you remember as comfortable and easy and nostalgic,” Khanna told KrassenCast. “It’s much harder to be for the future, which requires change and an openness to new ideas and new things. Historically that’s always been tougher, but it’s also the American tradition or embrace the future.”
Khanna went on to explain that, historically, America has been opposed to new ideas, no matter what they may have been.
“We’ve had people who were opposed to the idea that the earth is round, and we had people oppose the idea that the earth revolves around the sun. And we had people oppose Lincoln, who wanted to do away with slavery. And then we had people oppose FDR and Dr. King Guy,” Khanna explained to KrassenCast. “It’s always easy to score cheap political points by saying I’m a defender of the status quo.”
Some people embrace the status quo so much that they will elect an individual who promises to keep us there, regardless of that candidate’s other positive or negative qualifications for office. Many people recall the events which took place on January 23, 2016, when candidate Donald Trump caused a lot of controversy during a rally in Iowa, where he said, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”
Congressman Khanna had an interesting take on Trump’s infamous words.
“I mean, I think the one true thing Donald Trump has said is that he could kill someone on Fifth Avenue and people wouldn’t care. I think that was a moment of reflection for the president.”