Senate Dems Claim McConnell Is Trying to ‘Sabotage the Movement’ by Calling a Vote on Green New Deal

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Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) thinks that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is trying to “sabotage” the Green New Deal by allowing the Senate to vote on the issue.

As IJR previously reported, McConnell announced on Tuesday that the Senate would be voting on the Green New Deal resolution so that members of the Senate can have their support or opposition to the bill on record.

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“I’ve noted with great interest the Green New Deal. And we’re going to be voting on that in the Senate. Give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal.”

Many found this to be a brilliant move on behalf of McConnell because the Democratic senators will have to either put their name on the resolution and its extreme goals or they will have to go against the more liberal wing of the party and oppose the resolution.

Some senators were rattled by the decision, including Sen. Markey. He took to Twitter to explain why he thought this was McConnell’s attempt to “silence” Democrats by making them vocalize their support for the resolution in a vote.

Markey claimed this move by McConnell was an effort to “kill” climate activists’ efforts to organize behind the Green New Deal, rather than McConnell just wanting Democrats to put their name on a resolution he sees as damaging.

Many on Twitter found Markey’s tweet to be laughable.

As IJR previously reported, the Green New Deal, as proposed by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s team, was filled with questionable policy goals. The resolution itself included a job guarantee for all Americans and a goal of 100 percent renewable energy, without using nuclear power.

The “fact sheet” put out by Ocasio-Cortez’s team also included goals to end air travel, stop cow farts, and provide economic security to those who are “unwilling” to work.

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James
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IF the childish bar maid hadn’t prepared this looney piece of garbage, WHY not vote on it and see who is as crazy as she is? Wasn’t that the purpose of writing it in the first place? OR, was it intended to put Comedy Central out of business?

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