Mike Lee: Green New Deal 'Destructive' and 'Dangerous'

Mitch McConnell stages show vote in the Senate on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's green new deal

"I rise today to consider the Green New Deal with the seriousness it deserves", Lee said, just hours before the proposal from Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from NY, and Senator Edward Markey, a Democrat from MA, failed in the Senate, with all Republicans and four Democrats blocking the measure, The Washington Post's Dino Grandoni and Felicia Sonmez reported.

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) are speaking out about the Democrats Green New Deal that fizzled out on Tuesday (Mar. 26) after failing to advance in the Senate. Republicans won over Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema and one independent senator, Angus King, who usually votes with the Democrats. Forty-three Democrats voted "present", to protest Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's move of skipping a debate on the issue.

It is also an economic plan, which calls for massive federal investment, enhancing the social safety net, and millions of new jobs to overhaul the energy and infrastructure industries in the U.S.

Ocasio-Cortez responded to Republican criticism of the resolution in a speech that went viral on Tuesday. What they won't tell the American people is how exactly it will work or where they intend to find the trillions of dollars it will cost.

In an interview with Seth Meyers, Ocasio-Cortez pointed out that the Green New Deal is a resolution rather than a bill, describing it as a broad vision for addressing climate change. Mike Lee (R-Utah) for turning himself into a meme as he railed against the Green New Deal on the Senate floor on Tuesday. It also sought to involve marginalized communities disproportionately affected by climate change - those living in poverty, people of color and communities like Flint, Mich., already facing environmental struggles.

'Basically, the Green New Deal is an assault on cows, cars and combustion, ' GOP Sen. "I'm not sure I've ever seen the self-professed supporters of a piece of legislation more angry or irritated that they would actually have to vote on it", McConnell said Tuesday.

"Like many other women + working people, I occasionally suffer from impostor syndrome: those small moments, especially on hard days, where you wonder if the haters are right", Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. Ed Markey, D-Mass., called for a complete transition to renewable energy by 2030.

"There is no question that the Green New Deal is a bad deal for West Virginia families, workers, and businesses, and today's vote makes it clear that policymakers on both sides of the aisle know it".

Noticeably absent from the unveiling, however, were the words "Green New Deal" and the presence of that initiative's author, among the fiercest climate change activists in Congress: freshman Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

"Democrats are on offense" about climate change, Schumer said as he announced a Democrat-only committee on climate.

It turns out that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal (GND) isn't so popular after all.

However, Ocasio-Cortez pushed back. But she said she ultimately hopes what she puts out will get support from Republicans, some of whom have showed signs they are more open to considering climate change solutions. "If this guy can be Senator, you can do anything".

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