Additionally, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced yesterday that he wants the Senate to take a vote on the Green New Deal.
Stating at a press conference that “I’ll give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal.” In response to this, Senator Ed Markey
(D-MA) who introduced the legislation with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio said in a statement that “Republicans don’t want to debate climate change, they only want to deny it. They have offered no plan to address this economic and national security threat and want to sabotage any effort that makes Big Oil and corporate polluters pay. The principles of the Green New Deal resonate with the American people – a mission to save all of creation by investing in massive job creation. The Green New Deal resolution has struck a powerful chord in this country, and Republicans, climate deniers, and the fossil fuel industry are going to end up on the wrong side of history.”