Skip to comments.Mitch McConnell is going to force the Senate to vote on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal
Posted on 02/12/2019 12:28:37 PM PST by NohSpinZone
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the Senate would vote on the "Green New Deal" introduced by Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez last week.
"I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal, and we're going to be voting on that in the Senate to give everybody an opportunity to go on record," McConnell told reporters.
The bill, which is not expected to pass the GOP-dominated upper chamber, could force some Democrats to make a politically awkward calculation.
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Senatorial version of assisted suicide.
Damn. That is almost balls.
measure passes on first ballot. The US plunges into chaos
Finally Mitch is forcing a vote on something substantial.
Where was he in voting for a repeal of ObamaCare, tax reforms, immigration laws, and etc.?
Mitch reminds me of a journeyman quarterback who’s been in the league 18 years and on 7 teams because he’s not always awful but just too inconsistent to be a starter.
Wish Mitch would work that hard in getting the wall money..but making the Dems look like the commie idiots they are is a good start
Very few Dem Senators up in 2022. Even fewer vulnerable ones I would assume. The Senate races are heavily skewed to the GOP in 2020. Although I imagine some will retire than run again and support POTUS.
I guess she'll have to pass the bill to know what's in it, right? /ha!
Good news that Mitch will force a vote!
No. Don’t do it. All the dems will all vote no. Better to keep bashing them and make them distance themselves without the vote
You NEVER EVER EVER put something up for a vote, that you dont want.
More Democrats than he thinks will vote for it.
If it get 25% of the votes, it will afford more validity to the idea than ridicule of it.
It will be described as progress, the best ever showing regarding Leftists ideas.
This will give Leftists cover the next times
Mitch is too smart by half.
Has the House voted on this?
All those Rat House freshman can’t “en masse” to support this and expect to retain their seats! Not all come from loony districts!
Only the truly stupid would vote for it.
What if it passed?
“All the dems will all vote no. Better to keep bashing them and make them distance themselves without the vote”
There is always that chance, however if all the Dems vote no and the Republicans vote no maybe that will shut AOC up for a minute or two.
I think your analysis is spot-on. It will give legitimacy to the whole ridiculous thing and it will gain traction. Bad idea.
It should be buried and never see the light of day. Better to let Little Miss Muffet whine about it all day long.
Screw the turtle like he has been screwing us. He is the most dishonest leader the senate has ever seen, and weak beyond belief. He says one thing while pulling the levers behind the scenes to do just the opposite. The wall being a key example.
Well, thank out lucky stars there are no truly stupid people in our great land and CERTAINLY no truly stupid people in Congress.
It gets worse: AOC assumes Presidency by popular acclaim ... nation rejoices
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