The third highest-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives urged her Democratic colleagues to hold a full vote on Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal’ Wednesday; saying liberal lawmakers need to be “held accountable.”
Rep. Liz Cheney -leader of the House Republicans Conference- dared left-wing legislators to go on the record regarding the massive government expansion proposal.
“We think Democrats need to be held accountable,” said Cheney. “If they support this as they say they do, and as their presidential candidates do, then let’s have a vote on it and see to what extent they’re all going to get behind moving toward this kind of fantasy.”
The GOP member went on to blast Cortez’ proposed legislation; saying the bill would “eliminate all planes, all air travel, within a decade. The results would be the elimination also of gasoline, the elimination of cars as we know them now.”
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DEMOCRAT DISASTER: McConnell to Call Full Senate Vote on the ‘Green New Deal’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday night his plan to call a full Senate vote on the Democrats’ recently unveiled ‘Green New Deal,’ demanding liberal lawmakers go “on the record” regarding the massive government expansion project.
McConnell was speaking with reporters at the US Capitol when he confirmed the vote; saying he’s “noted with great interest” Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’ newest proposal.
The "Green New Deal" will hit the Senate floor for a vote, according to @senatemajldr.
"We'll give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal." pic.twitter.com/YIOJ7IV701
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 12, 2019
“I’ve noted with great interest the ‘Green New Deal.’ We’re going to be voting on that in the Senate; giving everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the ‘Green New Deal,’” said McConnell.
SENATE SABOTAGE? ‘New Deal’ Sponsor Says McConnell 'KILLING' MOVEMENT by Calling Vote
Democratic Sen. Ed Markey unloaded on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on social media Tuesday; directly accusing the GOP lawmaker of “sabotaging the movement” by calling for a full vote on his ‘Green New Deal.’
“Don’t let Mitch McConnell fool you: this is nothing but an attempt to sabotage the movement we are building. He wants to silence your voice so Republicans don’t have to explain why they are climate change deniers. McConnell wants this to be the end, this is just the beginning,” posted the ‘New Deal’ author.
This isn't a new Republican trick. By rushing a vote on the #GreenNewDeal resolution, Republicans want to avoid a true national debate & kill our efforts to organize. We’re having the first national conversation on climate change in a decade. We can’t let Republicans sabotage it.
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) February 12, 2019
“By rushing a vote on the #GreenNewDeal resolution, Republicans want to avoid a true national debate & kill our efforts to organize,” he added.