Democratic Senators launched a ‘Special Committee on the Climate Crisis’ Wednesday just hours after voting “present” and refusing to officially endorse Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal.’
“Climate change isn’t just some partisan squabble. It’s a national & global security threat” said Sen. Tammy Duckworth -who voted ‘present’ Tuesday.
Climate change isn’t just some partisan squabble. It’s a national & global security threat—a fact that military leaders & Trump’s own intelligence officials admit. Anyone who cares about our national security must do whatever they can to combat climate change before it’s too late pic.twitter.com/wmiVPygnHX
— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) March 27, 2019
“We’re on offense on climate,” added Sen. Schumer -who also voted ‘present.’
.@SenSchumer: "We’re on offense on climate. Thank you Leader McConnell for accelerating our timetable.”@brianschatz, chair of this new informal committee: "The goofy stuff is done. We are treating this like the planetary emergency that it is."
— Anthony Adragna (@AnthonyAdragna) March 27, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brought the liberal legislation to a full vote Tuesday; where it failed to garner a single “Yea” vote.