Katherine Clark recalls one child “waking up with nightmares” because of climate change.

Katherine Clark of Massachusetts, the new Democratic whip of the House of Representatives, recalled Sunday that one of her children “woke up with nightmares” over concerns about climate change.

Clark made the comment when asked by NBC news anchor Chuck Todd what she and the new House Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries wanted to do differently than their predecessors in the leadership, Reps Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer.

Clark, 59, argued that her “generation” could bring a new perspective to Congress because her children grew up with the threats of climate change and gun violence.

“One of the biggest changes will be that we are in the minority, but the commitment we have had to the people of this country, the workers, the women and the climate will continue. ” said Clark.

“And let me tell you what it means to me to come in as a different generation,” she continued. “I remember my middle child waking up with nightmares from worrying about climate change. I was at a movie theater with my family, and when the movie ended, my kids immediately felt like there had to be a shooter in our movie theater.”

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Katherine Clark recalled one of her children “waking up with nightmares” on Sunday because of concerns about climate change.
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“These are the kinds of experiences that we will bring with us as we continue to push to meet this challenging moment for the American people with progress,” she added.

A clip of Clark’s comment sparked mockery on Twitter GOP advisor Michael Duncan tweets“would rat on CPS if anyone told me that,” referring to child protection services.

Smoke and steam rise from a coal processing plant in Hejin, central China's Shanxi Province, Nov. 28, 2019.
Katherine Clark revealed her children grew up with the threat of climate change.

Stephen Miller, former senior Trump White House adviser, responded to the tweet by saying, “This can only happen to a child if the parents do it.”

Jeffries, DN.Y., was elected Minority Leader, Clark Minority Whip, and Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Caucus Chairman after Pelosi, Hoyer and Majority Whip announced to James Clyburn that they would be handing over the reins would.

Minority leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who was nominated to be speaker by House Republicans last month, hopes he can secure a victory when the full House of Representatives votes in January. He cannot lose more than four Republican votes, and at least five Republicans have pledged not to support him as a speaker.

https://nypost.com/2022/12/06/katherine-clark-recalls-child-waking-up-with-nightmares-over-climate-change/ Katherine Clark recalls one child “waking up with nightmares” because of climate change.


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