McConnell Schedules Vote On Green New Deal, Which Makes GND Supporters Upset

See, the Green New Deal is a resolution meant to Save The Planet, so, obviously, supporters would want to vote on it, right? They’d be happy to go on the record in supporting its ideals, right?

McConnell aims to use Green New Deal to divide Democrats. But the party is unifying against his show vote.

Senate Republicans are trying to elevate the ideas and personalities of House Democrats in a bid to divide the opposition into the rising liberal stars, the party’s presidential contenders and its more mainstream lawmakers.

The effort begins with a midweek vote on the Green New Deal, a loosely defined effort to combat climate change by dramatically reducing greenhouse-gas emissions coupled with job creation. Democrats have spent years proposing different versions of legislation to rein in the effects of climate change, but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has taken the Green New Deal and raised it to a new level with her political star power.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., believes the proposal, written by Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., embraced by several top Democratic presidential contenders but criticized by the AFL-CIO as unrealistic, would be politically divisive for a party that has made winning back Midwest battleground states a top priority for 2020.

“The prevailing fashions in New York and San Francisco, that’s what is defining today’s Democrats,” McConnell said during a floor speech two weeks ago.

By citing those two cities, McConnell made clear that Republicans want to turn the 29-year-old from the Bronx into a political weapon akin to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

He has taken the original Green New Deal proposal, put it in his own resolution and scheduled what amounts to a show vote as the bill lacks the votes in the Republican-led Senate. But it’s doubtful the strategy will produce any immediate signs of division, as Democrats have largely rallied around the strategy from Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) to vote present.

So, wait, I’m confused: if the plan is so good, so great, so world saving, then why would Democrats think it is divisive, and that they should not vote on it? Why trot it out to start with? Even AOC doesn’t want to vote on it, and thinks it’s a waste of time

Why propose something you do not want voted on? That’s kinda what lawmakers do.

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4 Responses to “McConnell Schedules Vote On Green New Deal, Which Makes GND Supporters Upset”

  1. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Cannot improve upon all the good reponses following the tweet.
    What an ignorant tool.

  2. Jl says:

    With less than 12 years till thermageddon, time is of the essence….

  3. Hoss says:

    Give ’em their way and they’re still not happy.

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