| Nate Brand

New Michigan Billboard: Peters Wants To Take Your Steak

“It’s very exciting what’s happening around the Green New Deal… It has to be something we lean into.”  – Gary Peters

Washington, D.C. –  Ahead of this week’s two Democratic debates in Detroit, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is up with a new billboard today exposing Gary Peters, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren’s plan to restrict red meat consumption with their ‘Green New Deal’ policies.

Peters is on the record saying: “it’s very exciting what’s happening around the Green New Deal… It has to be something we lean into.” He later added: “there are many aspects of the Green New Deal I support.”

One of the many extreme proposals in the Green New Deal is a plan to restrict and raise the cost of meat consumption, and the architect of the deal went as far as to say“maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.”

“Gary Peters excitement for the ‘Green New Deal’ may be in line with the radical Democrats on the presidential debate stage, but their plans to tell Michiganders what they can eat for dinner is simply extreme,” said NRSC spokesperson Nathan Brand. “Michigan families are concerned about ‘Jerry Peters’ support for aspects of the Green New Deal, a proposal that would limit meat consumption, compensate those unwilling to work, and raise taxes on all American families while reshaping the entire economy.” 

The billboard is located between the Detroit Metro Airport and the Fox Theatre, where the Tuesday and Wednesday Democratic debates will be held.

BACKGROUND

Peters, April 2019: “I think it’s very exciting what’s happening around the Green New Deal and the energy around climate – that it has to be something we lean into… There’s no question we’re going to need to make a massive effort to deal with this issue, and there are many aspects of the Green New Deal I support…”
(Detroit News, 4/23/19)

Bloomberg: The Green New Deal Progressives Really Are Coming For Your Beef
(Bloomberg, 3/13/19)

Green New Deal architect, AOC: “In the deal, what we talk about — and it’s true — is that we need to take a look at factory farming, you know? Period. It’s wild… And so it’s not to say you get rid of agriculture. It’s not to say we’re gonna force everybody to go vegan or anything crazy like that. But it’s to say, ‘Listen, we gotta address factory farming. Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Like, let’s keep it real.”
(Daily Caller, 2/22/19)

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