McConnell promises vote on Democrats' Green New Deal

Sen. Sherrod Brown D-Ohio speaks at a rally in Brunswick Ohio Jan. 30

McConnell announced during a press conference Tuesday afternoon that he would send the so-called Green New Deal measure to the Senate floor for a vote "to see how they feel about the Green New Deal" - a tactic he's used in recent years to put vulnerable opponents on the record supporting or opposing controversial policies. It drew swift praise from several 2020 contenders angling for support from the party's base.

Ocasio-Cortez countered that Trump is not equipped to give criticism of her House resolution since he "can't even read briefings written in full sentences". Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, who's likely to enter the Democratic primary soon, is also a supporter. "So, look, the political stunts are not going to get us anywhere". The ambitious proposal has been spearheaded by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The bill has 67 co-sponsors in the House, where Democrats are in the majority, and 11 in the Senate, where Republicans outnumber Democrats.

"Broadly speaking, a vote on the resolution will do little more for Republicans than further elevate an issue on which they're deeply at odds with public opinion".

Republican Senator John Barrasso, chair of the Senate environment committee, said Democrats were proposing a plan that "raises taxes, that overthrows really a productive energy market that we have right now in this country, raises energy costs, forces people out of work who are working in the energy field".

The resolution is expected to fail in the Senate.

Ocasio-Cortez is not a stupid person, and she knows exactly what she did.

"We set a goal to get to net zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren't sure we'll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast", a version of the document hosted by NPR reads.

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One day after McConnell said he would hold a vote on the progressive bill that would curb air travel, cut all fossil fuel use, and establish additional entitlement programs, Limbaugh said the move was a stroke of genius.

Markey predicted more Democrats would sign on as the plan gets better known and said some Republicans may back it.

The vote on the health care legislation didn't quite carry the punch Republicans had hoped.

"Instead of trying to cause mischief, the #Republican Party should put forward its own serious proposal to address #climatechange", Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

The name, Green New Deal, references the New Deal of the 1930s that President Franklin Roosevelt implemented to aid Americans suffering in the Great Depression by embarking on huge government-led infrastructure projects.

McConnell and the GOP "are terrified of this winning vision of a just and prosperous future, " he said, adding that McConnell "thinks he can end all debate on the Green New Deal now and stop this freight train of momentum".

"It would shut down American energy, which I don't think the people in Texas are going to be happy with", Trump said.

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