GOP continues to slam 'Green New Deal' ahead of potential Senate vote

Sen. Sherrod Brown D-Ohio speaks at a rally in Brunswick Ohio Jan. 30

Sen. Sherrod Brown D-Ohio speaks at a rally in Brunswick Ohio Jan. 30

It's no wonder McConnell seemed uncharacteristically gleeful when he said he'd be bringing the Green New Deal to the Senate for a vote.

It is unclear how Democratic senators will vote on the possibility of a Green New Deal once it is brought to the Senate floor.

"It is so interesting to watch this very hard left turn the Democrat Party has taken, and it's also interesting to watch all of these Democrat presidential candidates rubber-stamp this Green New Deal", Sen.

The Green New Deal has already been met with controversy within the Democratic Party.

McConnell did not provide a voting timetable, Politico reported.

President Donald Trump's administration opposes action on climate change and favors boosting US production of oil, gas and coal.

"I really don't like their policy of taking away your vehicle, of taking away your airplane rights", President Donald Trump said at a rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday, referring to the memo.

Republicans largely remained silent on the Green New Deal late previous year when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and a cadre of left-leaning Democrats began demanding a select committee in the House devoted to the proposal. Independent Senator Bernie Sanders co-sponsored the deal but has not said definitively whether he will run in 2020. However, it's received far less support and more pause from moderate Democrats while receiving criticism from Republicans. Ocasio-Cortez's spokesman also sent reporters a memo in which the congresswoman's office contradicted the resolution by taking positions on agricultural emissions, nuclear energy and air travel that did not appear in the formal legislation.

"I really don't like their policy of taking away your auto, of taking away your airplane rights, of 'let's hop a train to California, ' of you're not allowed to own cows anymore!"

Ocasio-Cortez countered that Trump is not equipped to give criticism of her House resolution since he "can't even read briefings written in full sentences".

However, plenty of Democrats still aren't sold on the bill - among them, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. As a result, he accused Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and his Democratic colleagues of conducting a "political stunt".

The vote on the health care legislation didn't quite carry the punch Republicans had hoped. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said at Tuesday's GOP news conference. "Unfortunately for Mitch, all he's going to do is show just how out of touch Republican politicians are with the American people".

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