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Beto O’Rourke Expresses Concern That Rural America ‘Can’t Go on Tinder’ and ‘Find that Special Person’

As Beto O’Rourke talked with voters in Iowa during his first stop after announcing his presidential campaign, he expressed his concern with the effects of the lack of rural broadband. He used people unable to go on Tinder to find dates as an example.

“In Texas we have problem with broadband in rural communities,” he said. “You may have that in Iowa as well, where farmers and ranchers and producers literally cannot get online. Where people can not start businesses in their hometown or finish their education after high school because they can’t get on online.”

“They can’t go to Tinder and find a date tonight to find that special person who’s going to make the difference in their lives,” he continued. “I want to make sure every American has that opportunity.”

During the same stop, O’Rourke warned the audience we only have 12 years to act on climate change.

“There is going to be massive migration of tens or hundreds of millions of people from countries that are literally uninhabitable or underwater that are above the sea right now. This is our final chance. The scientists are absolutely unanimous on this, that we have no more than 12 years to take incredibly bold action on this crisis,” he said.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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Julio has previously written for Independent Journal Review. He is currently a Military/Veterans Contributor for Townhall.com and serving in the Marine Corps Reserves.