In a statement to the HuffingtonÂ Post, Beto O’Rourke announcedÂ his support for a Green New Deal.
Beto Oâ€™RourkeÂ is the latest potential 2020 presidential candidate to get behind a Green New Deal.
In a statement to HuffPost, a spokesman for Oâ€™Rourke, whose high-profile bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) propelled the former House Democrat from Texas onto the national stage last year, said he is â€œsupportive of the conceptâ€ of a Green New Deal and â€œhow it invests in green jobs.â€
â€œ[He] is looking forward to engaging more on the issue as it continues to develop,â€ Chris Evans, a spokesman for Oâ€™Rourke, said by email Friday. â€œAs he mentioned while traveling to every county across Texas during his senate campaign, heâ€™s proud to come from a renewable energy producing state that is number one in wind power production, number one in wind power jobs and number one in solar energy potential.â€
This gives us a first look at how a Beto O’Rourke 2020 run might look. This idea of a Green New Deal is certainlyÂ a part of the far-left wing of the party. Democrat newcomer Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez has been one of the loudest champions of it and even called for a 70% Tax Rate on Top Earners.Â