McConnell Wants to Troll Democrats With Green New Deal Vote

Ocasio Cortez and Senator Ed Markey hold a news conference for their proposed

The legislation, a sweeping package of climate-change measures unveiled by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY, has drawn a tepid response from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who didn't explicitly throw her support behind the ideas. However, it's received far less support and more pause from moderate Democrats while receiving criticism from Republicans.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, joined by Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., center, and Sen.

If any Democrat is gullible enough to agree to McConnell's vote, they could expose themselves to these sort of simplified charges, which Trump reportedly considers a key to attracting voters outside his base.

Republicans acknowledged the deal fell short of elements Trump had demanded, saying they made concessions, but got some too."It's not everything the president hoped to get, but I think it's a good step in the right direction", Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters at the Capitol.

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer listens while US President Donald Trump makes a statement for the press before a meeting at the White House December 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.

The 17-member committee, comprising members of both House and Senate appropriations committees reached a deal "on principle" late Monday evening, which was swiftly excoriated by many conservative analysts on cable news and social media. "So, look, the political stunts are not going to get us anywhere". Schumer asked reporters. "What are they going to put forward?" Her office appeared to accidentally release a controversial "fact sheet" along with last week's legislation, which claimed the measure would provide "economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work". "The first question Republicans should answer is: What is their answer on climate change?". When Democrats took over the House on January 3, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) vowed she would not approve a single penny for the wall, calling it "immoral".

Republicans have not offered an alternative measure to the Green New Deal and have not indicated they plan to do so.

"We welcome the enthusiasm that is there", she said in a news conference last week, later adding, "I'm very excited about it all, and I welcome the Green New Deal and any other proposals that people have out there".

"The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they're for it right?"

Democratic Sens. Cory Booker (N.J.), Kamala Harris (Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) - who are running for president in 2020 - have all endorsed a resolution in support of the Green New Deal introduced by Sen. Almost all Democrats in Congress who are running for president in 2020 have expressed support for the measure.



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