Democrats are panicking after Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority leader, stated yesterday that Republicans intend to allow a vote on the Democrats’ “Green New Deal.”
“I’ve noted with great interest the Green New Deal,” McConnell said. “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.“
Senator Ed Markey, who introduced the “Green New Deal” together with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, stated that McConnell allowing a vote on the bill was Republicans’ way of secretly “sabotaging” it.
“Don’t let Mitch McConnell fool you: this is nothing but an attempt to sabotage the movement we are building,” Markey tweeted. “He wants to silence your voice so Republicans don’t have to explain why they are climate change deniers. McConnell wants this to be the end, this is just the beginning.“
“This isn’t a new Republican trick,” Markey continued. “By rushing a vote on the #GreenNewDeal resolution, Republicans want to avoid a true national debate & kill our efforts to organize. We’re having the first national conversation on climate change in a decade. We can’t let Republicans sabotage it.“
In addition, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to this as well.
“We are already feeling the early nightmares of climate crisis, & the GOP is doing nothing to stop it – as they have for years.I’ve been reading docs all week about how much people knew about climate + when. They knew early. & Their goal has been to sow doubt this entire time.”
What are your thoughts on this?