Biden Adviser Cedric Richmond: We Need to Address Climate Change to Protect Our Citizens
RICHMOND: "I can tell you from firsthand experience that I understand the devastation. I understand the long road to recovery that they’re going to have. I understand the trauma that's associated with it. And I also understand this country, we wrap our arms around those who need help, and we roll up our sleeves and we help them. We’re going to do that in the Gulf Coast and we’re going to do it on the East Coast. And so — but the thing that we really should talk about, and you did just a second ago, is that these once-in-a-lifetime storms are becoming more frequent and more powerful. And we should do everything that we can to make sure we protect our citizens from it, which means addressing climate change and also addressing our outdated infrastructure in this country, both of which we’re trying to do with our Build Back Better plan."