Transcript for Youth go on 'strike' over climate change
I'm John Parkinson at the capitol and you're watching ABC news lives. Today's youth climate strike is happening here at the capitol and all across the country and there is no prouder mama think congresswoman Ileana Omar. Whose daughter is her was one of the co founders and co leaders. Here of this strike at the US capitol. And Washington. I am here because I believe that people across this country and across the world. Dessert. Clean air and heat water. Okay. I am here because I believe these days the greatest threat of humanity has ever pays. And that is flag image means. We're. Yeah. Yeah I move. This busy in 68 years old. And I stand does not sneezed and London. Play this right. And I just say what you want to hear from her this. And yeah yeah. Yeah. Something not others yeah yeah. May not her evening action and it's India Eden and her illness today you review yeah. Pavement you eat and I you're nowhere else. Now inside the capitol Republicans are daring Democrats hold hearings on the green new deal and house speaker Nancy plus he's already accepting the challenge. Telling reporters that several committees will hold hearings in the coming months on climate change. For ABC news live I'm John Parkinson at the capitol.
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