AOC is taking a victory lap on her Green New Deal but for the life of me, I can’t figure out why. She seems to think that she has forced Republicans to quit denying the global warming hoax.
The GND came up for a vote in the Senate and not a single Democrat voted for the bill despite many of them including Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris have endorsed it. The cowards all voted present. Nancy Pelosi has not brought it to the floor and you can bet she never will.
The plan would cost 93 trillion in the first 10 years and she has not produced a way to pay for it.
Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey, both Democrats, introduced the Green New Deal resolution in February, which calls for a complete societal transformation to fight global warming.
While many Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers endorsed the bill, moderate Democrats were less enthusiastic about the proposal. Democratic leadership largely sidestepped the matter, moving forward with alternative
In fact, not a single Senate Democrat voted for the Green New Deal when it was brought to the floor in March. On the House side, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not brought the Green New Deal to the floor, nor have any hearings been held.
Ocasio-Cortez claimed that her Green New Deal “offensive” made “climate denial” a “losing position.” However, new polling shows that support for the Green New Deal decreased among voting groups over the last year.
A new Yale and George Mason University poll found that “the Green New Deal had become much more politically polarized” by April 2019. Support among moderate Democrats fell from 90 to 88 percent from April 2018 to April 2019, the poll found.