MSNBC Host Katy Tur Freaks Out Over Democrats Not Voting for Green New Deal

NewsBusters | 3/27/2019 | Staff
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On Tuesday's MTP Daily on MSNBC, fill-in host Katy Tur fretted over the refusal of many Senate Democrats to vote in favor of the Green New Deal program when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brought it up for a vote.

At 5:51 p.m. Eastern, during "The Lid" segment, Tur brought up the issue: "Let's talk about the Green New Deal. There was a show vote -- show vote -- McConnell let it in the Senate in order to back the Democrats into a corner -- to make them say yes to a proposal that the Republicans want to hang them by in 2020."

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She then posed: "Why don't the Democrats, if they, as Chuck Schumer said -- want to own the issue of the environment and of climate change -- push back and say, 'Yeah, I'm happy to own this'? Why just vote present?"

After liberal panel member Heather McGhee of Demos mocked Sen. Mike Lee as spouting nonsense and argued that the real problem is for the Republicans, who are hurting themselves on the issue because millennial Republicans are "way out ahead" of their elders and more liberal on the environment, Tur followed up:

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The science is there. I mean, the science is there -- it's not disputed. Was the mistake of the Green New Deal to put too much into it -- to talk about a universal basic wage to make it too aspirational...
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