Rush Limbaugh: Sen. McConnell Calling Dems' Bluff With Green New Deal Vote

Rush Limbaugh: Sen. McConnell Calling Dems' Bluff With Green New Deal Vote

Rush Limbaugh: Sen. McConnell Calling Dems' Bluff With Green New Deal Vote

The Green New Deal was introduced with great fanfare last week, as dozens of members of Congress gathered for a news conference to roll out the sweeping new initiative aimed at weaning the US completely off fossil fuels over the next decade.

When confronted with the multi-billion-dollar price tag most experts place on the proposal, its allies have argued that climate change is an existential threat that necessitates a national mobilization effort unseen since World World War II.

Trent, the spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez, predicted the Green New Deal gambit would backfire on Republicans.

At a rally Monday night in El Paso, Trump mocked the Green New Deal, saying, "It sounds like a high school term paper that got a low mark".

At least six senators running for president or considering White House bids backed the Green New Deal put forth by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen.

"Don't let Mitch McConnell fool you: this is nothing but an attempt to sabotage the movement we are building".

Ocasio-Cortez's comments suggesting millionaires may have to pay 70 percent in taxes to fund the Green New Deal, coupled with a rocky unveiling, have not helped her case in winning over her more moderate colleagues.

McConnell "called for a vote in the Senate on the Green New Deal, and the Democrats are having a cow!" "McConnell is trying to intimidate Democrats and end debate on the Green New Deal to stop this freight train of momentum because he knows he's losing, but all he'll do is show just how out of touch Republican elected officials are from their voters".

With the 2020 election already underway, however, a vote will force Democratic members of the Senate to make a political calculation to determine whether or not they will support the bill. Schumer asked reporters. "What are they going to put forward?" Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who co-sponsored the resolution in the Senate, said the proposal's principles "resonate with the American people - a mission to save all of creation by investing in massive job creation". Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, who's likely to enter the Democratic primary soon, is also a supporter.

On top of polls showing the Green New Deal is extremely popular, Nwanevu pointed to another survey showing "that 66 percent of Americans want to see action on climate change, with a 45 percent plurality favoring "immediate" action". "Or will you stand with Mitch McConnell and the fossil fuel billionaires?"

"The resolution will surely be opposed by some Democratic centrists", he concluded. 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".

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