Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is going to force Democrat Senators to take a stand on Representative Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” by calling for a vote, as The Hill reports:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that the Senate will vote on the “Green New Deal,” an environmental and energy plan touted by progressives.
The deal has no chance of passing the Senate, where it will need 60 votes.
But it will force Senate Democrats, including a slew of 2020 presidential candidates, to vote on the proposal — potentially providing votes for McConnell and the GOP to exploit.
“We’re going to voting on that in the Senate. Give everybody an opportunity to go on record,” McConnell told reporters.
This is a brilliant idea by the Majority Leader. Given that all of the 2020 candidates have signed on to this program it’ll be exciting to see how they actually vote.
Watch Majority Leader McConnell’s statement on holding a vote on the “Green New Deal:”
Kudo’s to Mitch McConnell for so cleverly boxing in the Senate Democrats and 2020 hopefuls.
This should be fun, so grab some popcorn and enjoy the show.