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.
GREEN NEW FAIL: Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘New Deal’ FLOPS in Senate, Final Vote 0-57
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal’ faced a full Senate vote Tuesday; with most liberal lawmakers voting “present” despite vocally supporting the massive federal program on the campaign trail and beyond.
Three Senators -Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, and Independent Angus King- joined Republicans in voting against the measure as all other Democrats voted “present.”
“Because I encouraged them to vote present, along w/ others. McConnell tried to rush the #GreenNewDeal straight to the floor without a hearing. The real question we should be asking: Why does the Senate GOP refuse to hold any major hearings on climate change?” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez after the lop-sided vote.
Because I encouraged them to vote present, along w/ others.
McConnell tried to rush the #GreenNewDeal straight to the floor without a hearing.
The real question we should be asking: Why does the Senate GOP refuse to hold any major hearings on climate change? https://t.co/de8oKOXeJf
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 26, 2019
After her Green New Deal failed in the Senate, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) gave a fiery response to claims that her climate change legislation was elitist. pic.twitter.com/wLXYxaxHOj
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) March 27, 2019
“This should not be a partisan issue,” said the Democratic-Socialist lawmaker. “This is about our constituents and all of their lives.”
APOCALYPSE NOW? Ocasio-Cortez Warns ‘World is Gonna End’ in 12 YEARS
Recently sworn-in Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez issued a dire prediction Monday; bizarrely claiming the “world is gonna end” in approximately 12 years should the US fail to address the impacts of climate change.
The left-wing superstar was speaking at an event commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. when she warned those in attendance of the dangers posed by rising temperatures and extreme weather.
“Millennials and people, you know, Gen Z and all these folks that will come after us are looking up and we’re like: ‘The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?'” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Cortez has touted her “Green New Deal” in recent weeks; arguing for the complete transfer of the American energy sector and economy away from fossil fuels and towards 100% renewable energy sources.
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