Tucker: Why Don't Elites Live What They Say They Believe on Climate Change?
Their solutions are 'regressive' taxes paid for by others.
Tucker Carlson called out what he sees as hypocrisy on climate change by elites, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Al Gore.
Sanders, during and since his 2016 campaign for president, has continuously called climate change a "global crisis" and criticized President Trump for failing to take action on the issue.
Despite his stance on climate change, Sanders' Senate re-election campaign spent nearly $300,000 on private jet use in October, according to FEC reports.
Carlson called out the report as an example of the hypocrisy of left-wing politicians and celebrities, as many claim to be "deeply concerned about climate change."
He said Sanders clearly cares deeply about the issue, but he and others do not live their daily lives as if the "destruction of the planet is imminent."
"Why are they using a car service instead of mass transit? Why aren't they all vegans? Why aren't they living what they say they believe? They're not," said Carlson, adding their solutions to climate change are "regressive taxes" on energy paid for by the middle class.
Last weekend in Paris, more than 130 people were injured and hundreds were arrested during violent protests over a planned fuel tax hike by President Emmanuel Macron. The tax, meant to address climate change, was postponed by six months, as Paris braces for further protests this weekend.
Carlson went on to debate the argument with Democrat Nomiki Konst. Watch the segment above.