In case you hadn’t heard, the Turtle is up to his demonic foolishness.
He couldn’t hold a hearing for Merrick Garland, but now is all interested in holding a vote on the Green New Deal?
It can’t be because he actually gives two flying figs about climate change…so, why?
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made a surprise announcement on Tuesday: He’s planning to hold a vote on the Green New Deal. But it’s not because he thinks it’s a good idea.
The sweeping resolution to tackle climate change aggressively was proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) last week. McConnell now wants to put Senate Democrats on the record about whether they support it. It’s an especially prescient political move, given how many Democrats in the Senate are running for president in 2020.
“I’ve noted with interest the Green New Deal. We’re going to be voting on that in the Senate; it will give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal,” McConnell said during a Tuesday press conference.
Nearly all the biggest 2020 names are co-sponsors on the Green New Deal — declared candidates Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) are all on the bill, as is Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is expected to make an announcement about running.
All said they’re doing so to make a big statement about their commitment to tackling climate change. It’s important to note that the Green New Deal is a resolution that’s basically a mission statement on how to address climate change, rather than an actual bill with policy prescriptions.
The GOP doesn’t even believe in Climate Change. Or anything else that would help the planet. This vote is nothing but a sham.