What can I say about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)?
She is young, an ardent socialist who has a big mouth that she regularly opens before engaging her brain.
She is so blinded by her socialist ideology that she is unable to see or accept reality and her proposed plans, if passed will only throw America into complete economic chaos and ruin.
Among her radical socialist plans is her Green New Deal, which calls for the 100% conversion to renewable green energy and complete elimination of fossil fuels.
In what some believe is meant as an attempt to trap Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats who support the Green New Deal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is reported to be planning on fast-tracking Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal resolution that could result in a Senate vote this week.
Washington Examiner – McConnell hopes to trap Democrats in their own Green New Deal – Senate Republicans will force Democrats and several of their presidential candidates to go on record as soon as next week on a Green New Deal plan that has attracted ridicule and split the party.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is fast-tracking a Green New Deal resolution through the Senate, enabling a vote as early as next week.
The resolution was authored by rising freshman star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and longtime climate advocate Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass. It is nonbinding but calls for Congress to take the lead in ridding the nation of fossil fuels in the next few decades, among other dramatic environmental and economic changes.
The plan to eradicate fossil fuels is considered so drastic, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., asked Markey after reading the resolution, “What in the heck is this?” …
Is this a trap being laid by McConnell or a clever ploy by Democrats to push their plans?
The Green New Deal has been getting a lot of support among many Democrats, especially those running for the White House in 2020.
It might also have some support with some Republicans.
If McConnell’s trap backfires and the resolution passes, it would be the greatest political mistake of McConnell’s career.
Is the gamble worth it or will McConnell and Republicans regret it?
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