Fox's Pete Hegseth says addressing climate change is the left's “religion” and “they want to fight the weather”

Hegseth: “It's all about control for them. That's why climate change is the perfect enemy.”

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Citation From the August 13 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): The biggest national security threat, according to Bernie Sanders, is climate change. 

PETE HEGSETH (GUEST CO-HOST): The left says it all the time. This is what they believe. It is their religion. They want to fight the weather. The rest of us want to deal with real threats that want to take away our freedoms. And -- think about four years ago. What was that, 2015? ISIS was still, you know, this was during Obama's term. ISIS was still a huge problem. The caliphate was there. President Trump ran on destroying ISIS, which he did to their physical caliphate. Now there's remnants that we need to be concerned about today. That's taking on a real threat directly. Whether it's hot or cold, the enemy is here, as far as liberals are concerned. And it's all about control for them. That's why climate change is the perfect enemy. They get to control your life to deal with it no matter what's happening.


HEGSETH: And that makes sense for Bernie. By the way, it's what they're learning in college across the board. They're not learning about radical Islam. They're learning about environmentalism and radical environmentalism and they're being told it's the most important thing. All those kids going to schools, public and private. That's why these messages catch on. It's because young kids voting believe it. 


EARHARDT: I don't know how they're going to feel when you take away their cars, and you take away their airplanes, and cows, and burgers.

HEGSETH: Well yeah, take away their freedom to choose, and we didn't even get to the fact that university is getting rid of beef, in London, completely. No beef, completely, because they want to reduce their carbon footprint.