Sen. Chuck Schumer slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “cynical ploy” to bring the ‘Green New Deal’ to a full vote Thursday; accusing the GOP legislator of using “cheap” tricks to sink the legislation.
Since Senator McConnell became @SenateMajLdr, there has not been one bill to meaningfully reduce carbon emissions.
I’m challenging @SenateGOP to agree to these 3 principles:
1. Climate change is real
2. It's caused by humans
3. Congress needs to act https://t.co/smp0YEFtPu
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 14, 2019
“On Tuesday, the Republican leader announced he would bring the ‘Green New Deal’ resolution up for a vote because he ‘want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about it,’” said Schumer.
“Since GOP took control of this chamber in ’15, they haven’t brought a single bill to meaningfully reduce carbon emissions…We’re supposed to tackle our country’s greatest challenge. Climate change is the number one threat to our planet,” he added.
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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
CLIMATE CONFUSION: Sen. Warren Says ‘Green New Deal’ Will Prevent Future ‘Polar Vortexes’
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren touted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ Green New Deal Thursday; saying the progressive proposal would help prevent future “polar vortexes” from occurring.
“Our children & grandchildren should grow up in a world where they can breathe the air & drink the water – and go outside without risking their lives in extreme temperatures. It’s time to protect our planet & pass a Green New Deal. #PolarVortex2019 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/us/weather-polar-vortex.html …” she tweeted.
Our children & grandchildren should grow up in a world where they can breathe the air & drink the water – and go outside without risking their lives in extreme temperatures. It’s time to protect our planet & pass a Green New Deal. #PolarVortex2019 https://t.co/JYnVrxMf1t
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 31, 2019
Cortez and other left-wing legislators are poised to introduce the Green New Deal in the coming days; calling for a complete transition to renewable energy in 10 years, a universal jobs program, and Medicare for All.