Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) “Green New Deal” is so bad that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is thinking their safest bet is to vote “present” rather than go on the record! The pickle comes after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced there will be a floor vote later this year on what he calls “the far-left’s Santa Claus wish list dressed up to look like serious policy.” Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has already said he’s likely to vote “no.” The West Virginia senator previously campaigned on an ad featuring him shooting Obama’s cap-and-trade climate proposal with a hunting rifle. “I got to work with reality,” Manchin explained, adding, “I’m not a present-type guy.” So Schumer and company are stuck with a dead duck either way, and we can thank AOC for it. The socialists’ circular firing squad is fun to watch.
Here’s more from The Hill…
Senate Democratic leaders are grappling over how to vote on a controversial climate change proposal that is being championed by progressives and mocked by conservatives.
The plan, offered by firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) will be voted on on the Senate floor later this year in a GOP-led effort to divide Democrats and get them to go on the record about the “Green New Deal.”
But Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) has floated a plan with his caucus to vote present on the ambitious legislation. It remains to be seen if Senate Democrats will embrace Schumer’s strategy.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday panned the Green New Deal as “the far-left’s Santa Claus wish list dressed up to look like serious policy.”