Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell wants to bring the ‘Green New Deal’ to the Senate for a vote. This has made Democrat Chuck Schumer very angry because it’s going to put Senate Democrats between a rock and a hard place.
If Democrats in the Senate vote for the GND, they will expose themselves as lunatics for supporting this far out plan from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. So Schumer is lashing out.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Schumer: McConnell’s Decision to Vote on Green New Deal Is a ‘Sham’
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Wednesday called voting on the Green New Deal resolution a “sham.”
“I heard Leader McConnell knocking the Green New Deal,” Schumer said during a speech on the Senate floor. “I would ask the leader—and we’re going to keep asking him, and every Republican in this chamber—what they would do about climate change, about global warming. So Leader McConnell, do you believe that climate change, global warming, is real? Yes or no? Second, do you believe that climate change, global warming, is caused by humans? And three, do you believe that Congress should take immediate action to deal with the problem?”
Schumer said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and Republican lawmakers were playing meaningless “games” by bringing the Democrat-backed resolution to a vote.
“This is not a debate. It’s a diversion. It’s a sham,” he said.
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The cost of the Green New Deal is ridiculous. Schumer knows that when a majority of Americans learn this, they will reject it as a crazy idea.
FOX News notes the cost:
Green New Deal would cost up to $93 trillion, or $600G per household, study says
The sweeping “Green New Deal” proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., could cost as much as $93 trillion, or approximately $600,000 per household, according to a new study co-authored by the former director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
The sobering and staggering cost estimate came as Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris pointedly declined in an interview broadcast Sunday to put a price tag on the Green New Deal and “Medicare-for-all,” saying “it’s not about a cost,” but rather return on investment. The Green New Deal’s botched rollout included the release of an official document by Ocasio-Cortez’s office that promised economic security even for those “unwilling to work,” and called for the elimination of “farting cows” and air travel.
Democrats are painting themselves into a corner by allowing their party to be unofficially led by Ocasio-Cortez. She does not represent anything even close to a majority of the American people.