President Donald Trump warned senators prior to their vote on Tuesday not to override the Green New Deal & # 39; too much & # 39; to kill because he wants to go against it in his re-election magazine for 2020.
Trump went to the Republican senators for lunch and gave a hint to his campaign plans.
& # 39; He said make sure you don't kill it too much because I want to, & # 39; said the Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham about the Green New Deal.
President Donald Trump warned senators not to override the Green New Deal & # 39; to kill, because he wants to play against it in his re-election magazine for 2020
Trump has the distinctive legislation of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez already attacked, which has become a battle cry for the left
The President has the signature of the Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & # 39; s legislation already followed, which has become a battle cry for the left.
& # 39; I really do not like their policy of removing your car, removing your aircraft rights, & # 39; let's take a train to California & # 39 ;, you can't own any more cows! & # 39; Trump told supporters in February during a demonstration in El Paso, Texas.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will vote a show about Ocasio-Cortez & # 39; s Green New Deal Tuesday in what Democrats have a & # 39; sham & # 39; and they are planning to present & # 39; present & # 39; to vote to thwart his plans.
McConnell put the vote on the calendar to force Democrats, including a bunch of 2020 presidential contenders, to go on the record about the progressive plan in a vote that he knew would fail.
But the Democrats' plan to counter his maneuver with one of their own: they will & # 39; present & # 39; votes – which does not count for or against passage, but does contribute to the quorum, which means that the legislator has no missing vote on their list of honors.
The deal has no chances of passing the Senate, where Republicans have a majority of 53 seats, meaning that the legislation does not get the 60 votes it needs to continue in the legislative process.
Massachusetts Democratic Senator Ed Markey, the Senate's main sponsor, called McConnell's move a & # 39; sham & # 39 ;.
He said on Tuesday that the GOP leader wants to sabotage & # 39; calls for climate action & # 39 ;.
And Ocasio-Cortez struck down the Republican senator who mocked her Green New Deal on Tuesday night, using props and photos – including one from an Aquaman riding a sea horse – to make his point.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knocked down the Republican senator who mocked her Green New Deal on the Senate floor
Republican Senator Mike Lee mocked Tuesday with The Green New Deal on the Senate
Sen. Lee brought a variety of props and photos to make his point
& # 39; If this guest can be a senator, you can do anything & # 39 ;, she said via Twitter, retweeting a tweet with photos & comments from Sen's floor speech. Mike Lee to have fun with her distinctive program.
& # 39; GOP senators use their congress reports to print Aquaman posters themselves to claim that a #GreenNewDeal that saves our nation from climate change is a & # 39; waste of money & # 39; is, & # 39; she also tweeted and added an emoji of smiling face.
In a colorful speech, Lee used several photos to get his point, such as Aquaman on a sea horse, Ronald Reagan and a dinosaur, a still from the & # 39; Star Wars & # 39; franchise by Luke Skywalker on a tauntaun and cows.
& # 39; After reading the Green New Deal, I'm afraid I can't answer this speech with a straight face, & # 39; he said as he started his remarks.
He claimed that the Green New Deal wants to eliminate aircraft – a likely reference to its goal of ending dependence on fossil fuels – and suggested states such as Hawaii should use a fleet of seahorses to travel instead.
Standing next to a large photo of Aquaman on a sea horse, Lee commented: & # 39; Under the Green New Deal, this is probably Hawaii's best bet. & # 39;
He admitted that & # 39; a huge fleet of gigantic, highly trained seahorses would be cool, it would be really great. But we have no idea of scalability or domestic capacity. & # 39;
Lee claimed that his ground-based speech had made him a Twitter trending topic, intended to illustrate how stupid he believes the non-binding solution is.
The Republican senator from Utah even claimed that & # 39; problems of the human imagination are not solved by more laws, they are solved by more people, more people. & # 39;
& # 39; The solution for climate change is not this non-serious solution that we are considering in the Senate this week, but rather the serious solution for human prosperity. The solution to so many of our problems, always and everywhere, is to fall in love, get married and have a few children, & he added.
Senator Mike Lee claimed that his reason was to show how stupid he thinks the resolution is
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will vote a show on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & # 39; s Green New Deal
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat the majority leader for holding a & # 39; bluff voice & # 39;
Earlier, Ocasio-Cortez beat the majority of the leader hard for holding a & # 39; bluff voice & # 39 ;.
& # 39; The entire GOP game to waste votes in Congress for others & # 39; to target on the record & # 39; because a leg they don't want to pass is a shame. Stop wasting the time of the American people + learn to rule. Our jobs are not meant to campaign, and that is exactly what these bluff voices are for & # 39 ;, she wrote on Twitter on Friday.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer made the move to fight McConnell through his Democratic senators & # 39; & # 39; present & # 39; & # 39; to vote on the plan.
He called the move a & # 39; political stunt & # 39 ;.
& # 39; With this exercise, the Republican majority stakeholder has ridiculed the legislative process. It is a political act, a political stunt. Everyone here knows it's a stunt, including the Majority Leader itself. He put something on the floor and then voted no. What difference does it make to show how hypocritical this act is, ”said Schumer on the Senate floor on Tuesday.
& # 39; But with this exercise, they have also raised the problem in a way that I am sure they never intended. And for that I want to thank them because we're finally talking about climate change, & he added.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a presidential contender who is co-sponsor of the Green New Deal legislation, also called it a & # 39; sham voice & # 39; and said the & # 39; GOP regards this as a political stunt, they treat climate change like a game. & # 39;
She said she & # 39; present & # 39; would vote.
All presidential candidates in the Senate have signed up as co-sponsors of Ocasio-Cortes distinctive legislation: Sens. Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Gillibrand.
The only question mark among Democrats is Sen. Joe Manchin, who said he & # 39; no & # 39; votes on the legislation. Manchin represents the swing status of Wes Virginia and was one of the few senators who won his re-election campaign in 2018 when he ran in a state that President Donald Trump carried in the presidential competition.
McConnell plotted his cunning action as a way to force senate democrats to give their opinion – a potential movement that Republicans could make impossible during the upcoming elections.
The movement would also abandon the moderate wing of the party against the left flank, a fight that the demons will fight in the upcoming presidential candidate.
McConnell knocked down the Democrats because they moved to the left on numerous issues.
& # 39; This whole democratic attempt to refine all failed ideas of 20th-century socialism with a little bit of green paint – every member of this body has the opportunity to cast a clear vote, & # 39; McConnell said on the Senate floor Monday.
He continued his barrage on Tuesday.
& # 39; The Senate will vote for the far-left wish list that many of our Democratic colleagues have drawn to them urgently – the so-called Green New Deal. For a relatively limited resolution, this proposal has already taken a very fascinating path here in Congress. It originated with the most radical, left-most members of the new majority of the House Democrats, & he said on the Senate floor.
The White House adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said that & # 39; every senator & # 39; be aware of the Green New Deal.
And when asked about the Democratic accusation that Republicans are playing a political game with the vote, she replied: “Well, the Green New Deal is a political game, so if they don't like it, they can vote against it. But voters from each of their states have the right to know if their US senator believes the Green New Deal is the right choice. & # 39;
Lee said that people should ride horses at sea because the Green New Deal prohibits airplanes
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer asks his party to & # 39; present & # 39; to vote
And the National Republican Senatorial Committee uses Ocasio-Cortez in ad attacks similar to how the GOP has used Speaker Nancy Pelosi in this type of ad for years.
In a tweet attacks Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas, who is considering a run against Republican Sen. John Cornyn, the NRSC said Castro & # 39; vote with AOC 94% of the time. & # 39;
The Green New Deal is a statement of objectives and does not make specific policy proposals, nor does it indicate how it would pay for its ambitious plans.
The plan aims to slow down climate change by putting an end to dependence on fossil fuels within ten years; to upgrade power networks and existing buildings for maximum energy efficiency; to overhaul transport systems; and to offer every American a job and health care.
The conservative American Action Forum estimated that the Green New Deal will cost $ 93 trillion. Other organizations have found the deal too vague to get a full cost, although Forbes estimated that only six of the goals would cost around $ 2.5 trillion a year.