Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., delivers her inaugural address following her swearing-in ceremony at the Renaissance School for Musical Theater and Technology in the Bronx borough of New York on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry spoke with Brian Kilmeade about the Green New Deal, calling the people behind it, “A bunch of kids who’ve never been on the playground before they’ve never even been on the field of play before they’re sitting on the sidelines.” Perry says their goal of zero emissions in 10 years at a cost of 90 trillion dollars is ‘fantasy.’ Perry also pushed back on democrats who are against nuclear energy, he said America is at a crossroads because regulations on nuclear energy puts America at a disadvantage, not only with civil nuclear energy, but can lead to America losing the intellectual capital to keep America where it needs to be in a nuclear weapons arena.

Perry also discussed the importance of President Trump’s directive to prioritize research and development of Artificial Intelligence. Perry explained, “This is a very serious and a very real race, but we’re holding our own and I expect America to win the race ultimately, but it’s going to require substantial resources and focus.”

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