Bernie Sanders concedes his climate plan is ‘expensive’

At an event in Iowa, Bernie Sanders acknowledged that his $16 trillion plan to address climate change is “expensive.”

The Saturday event, dubbed the Climate Crisis Summit, featured both the independent Vermont senator and Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and was held in Des Moines, Iowa. During the event, Sanders spoke about his “Green New Deal” plan, which plays off a resolution by Ocasio-Cortez.

“Building on the Green New Deal, we have brought forth a rather detailed proposal, and I have been criticized by some who say it is expensive,” Sanders told the crowd Saturday. “Well, they’re right, it is. It’s $16 trillion.”

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