Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell posted a hilarious video on social media Tuesday evening; mocking leading Democrats after their ‘Green New Deal’ earned exactly zero ‘Yes’ votes after weeks of publicly praising the progressive legislation.
“Our planet is in peril and we need to be bold,” says Sen. Cory Booker in the video; who later voted “present” on the bill.
“You cannot go too far on the issue of climate change,” adds Sen. Bernie Sanders, who also voted “present” Tuesday.
The Senate voted on the Green New Deal today: 0 Yeas, 57 Nays, and 43 Senators voted PRESENT pic.twitter.com/nvcnXA7zPe
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) March 26, 2019
“Green New Deal? I’m in all the way,” says Senator Warren just days before she voted “present” on the legislation.
Watch McConnell’s hilarious video above.
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.”
BOOKER GOES BERSERK: Explodes, Says ‘Green New Deal’ Same as FIGHTING NAZIS
Sen. Cory Booker doubled-down on Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal’ Friday; telling a crowd of supporters the fight against climate change is the same as those who fought against Nazi Germany during World War II.
“We have to deal with this, our planet is in peril. We need to be bold, that’s why I co-sponsored the resolution for the Green New Deal,” said Booker.
“We are a nation that has done impossible things before. We need to be bold again in America. When the planet has been imperiled in the past, who came forward to save earth from the scourge of Nazism? We came forward,” he added.
You can’t make this up.
Cory “Spartacus” Booker says adopting the socialist “Green New Deal” would be like defeating the Nazis and putting a man on the moon.pic.twitter.com/QwqegeusJH
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 8, 2019