Former EPA deputy assistant administrator Mandy Gunasekara reacts to the Green New Deal vote.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put out a scathing video mocking Democratic senators for voting “present” on the Green New Deal late Tuesday, despite touting the importance of the proposal for weeks.
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McConnell, R-Ky., held a vote on the Green New Deal Tuesday, forcing Democrats to go on the record with their support, or opposition, to the non-binding resolution.
The Senate failed to reach the 60 votes necessary to begin debate on the proposal, with 42 Democrats and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., voting “present.” Democrats held back in protest of McConnell’s decision to bring the measure to the floor, which they regarded as a stunt.
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But Republicans are already mocking Democrats for doing so. The McConnell video includes ample footage of Democratic senators praising the proposal, which Republicans like McConnell have called a “radical, top-down, socialist makeover of the entire U.S. economy.”
GREEN NEW DEAL FAILS SENATE TEST VOTE AS DOZENS OF DEMOCRATS VOTE ‘PRESENT’
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The video opens with Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., chanting: “What do we want?” with a crowd responding “Green New Deal.” Merkley chants back: “And when do we want it?” welcoming the response of “now!”
It cuts to Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., who has announced his 2020 White House...
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