Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal Was Voted On Today, You'll Never Guess How the Vote Turned Out
It's been talked about for some time now, but it finally took place on Tuesday.
The Senate took a vote on whether or not to begin debate on the Green New Deal.
The Green New Deal is Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's mindless effort to change the world. It would definitely change the world alright, but not for the better. It would crash the economy faster than Venezuela.
During the vote Tuesday, the results were 0-57. Not a single Senator voted to begin debate on the proposal. Even the man who helped write the bill didn't vote in favor of the proposal to begin debate. Even the Democrats who voted only voted "Present" and not in favor of it.
According to Fox News,
No senator voted to begin debate on the legislation, while 57 lawmakers voted against breaking the filibuster. Democratic Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona joined 53 Republicans in voting "no." Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, who caucuses with the Democrats, also voted "no."
The vote had been teed up by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in a bid to make Democratic senators -- including several 2020 presidential candidates -- go on the record about the measure. McConnell had called the proposal "a radical, top-down, socialist makeover of the entire U.S. economy."
The Green New Deal calls for the U.S. to shift away from fossil fuels such as oil and coal and replace them with renewable sources such as wind and solar power. It calls for virtual elimination by 2030 of greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming. Republicans have railed against the proposal, saying it would devastate the economy and trigger massive tax increases.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to the vote by saying, "Because I encouraged them to vote present, along w/ others. McConnell tried to rush the
#GreenNewDeal straight to the floor without a hearing. The real question we should be asking: Why does the Senate GOP refuse to hold any major hearings on climate change?"
Because I encouraged them to vote present, along w/ others.
McConnell tried to rush the #GreenNewDeal straight to the floor without a hearing.
The real question we should be asking: Why does the Senate GOP refuse to hold any major hearings on climate change? https://t.co/de8oKOXeJf
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 26, 2019
It's not that the GOP doesn't want to hold major hearings on climate change, it's that your plan is STUPID!