Sen. Kamala Harris joined nearly every other candidate for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination in endorsing the progressive disaster known as the “Green New Deal.”
The California Democrat co-sponsored the bill introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday and was almost instantly mocked for it.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 7, 2019
The radical legislation proposed by Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic Senator Ed Markey aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years, effectively eliminating all fossil fuel energy production as well as nuclear energy, calls for basically rebuilding every building in America and making air travel unnecessary.
And that’s just for starters.
The AOC/Markey Green New Deal promises much more than net-zero emissions. It promises jobs, justice, health care, education, — all that, plus ‘economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work.’ https://t.co/gUgKGNgfO8 pic.twitter.com/mjllxMhsJJ
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 7, 2019
Several senators and Democratic presidential hopefuls, including Cory Booker of New Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, endorsed or expressed support for the “Green New Deal.”
If we want to live in a world with clean air and water, we have to take real action to combat climate change now. I’m proud to join @RepAOC and @SenMarkey on a #GreenNewDeal resolution to fight for our planet and our kids’ futures.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) February 7, 2019
The open support coming in from many of the Democrat Party’s presidential candidates, and potential candidates, signals a ‘remarkable’ shift to the far-left as noted by New Time’s Shane Goldmacher.
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) February 8, 2019
The same support was not initially offered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who appeared to dismiss the proposal by the freshman New York lawmaker and self-proclaimed Democratic socialist.
“It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive,” Pelosi said Thursday “The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it right?”
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) February 8, 2019
As the framework of the plan to combat global warming was released Thursday, it was roundly condemned on social media.
1) By the end of the Green New Deal resolution (and accompanying fact sheet) I was laughing so hard I nearly cried. If a bunch of GOPers plotted to forge a fake Democratic bill showing how bonkers the party is, they could not have done a better job. It is beautiful. #GreenNewDeal
— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) February 7, 2019
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) February 7, 2019
Now that we see what the Green New Deal is, anyone who takes it seriously cannot be taken seriously
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) February 7, 2019
Just read the @AOC “Green New Deal.” What a doozy.
Reads like a poorly-argued paper from a college sophomore after years of mindless left-wing indoctrination.
The Socialist-from-the-Bronx-who-is-actually-from-Westchester is a textbook combination of lunacy, idiocy & fantasy.
— Pete Hegseth (@PeteHegseth) February 7, 2019
Despite Harris claiming she was “proud” to co-sponsor the disastrous plan, she quickly became the target of mockery on social media as many questioned the wisdom of a presidential candidate endorsing a socialist’s dream bill.
Then can you explain what you plan to do with all the cows? We could send them to Cow Fart Island, I guess, but they’ll still be ruining the environment. Should we launch them into space instead? Please advise. https://t.co/UyZMaSCeFI
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) February 7, 2019
— Lee Doren (@LDoren) February 7, 2019
— Doug Quixote (@DeTroyes1) February 7, 2019
Future Ad: “Harris co-sponsored a bill that would ban all airplanes and Steak.” https://t.co/zaGxjix1EA
— Lee Doren (@LDoren) February 7, 2019
HAHAHAHA… So, if she becomes president, no Air Force One????? https://t.co/RVxRoLIFU7
— Keith Johnson (@CourageSower) February 8, 2019
I’ll take “How to torpedo your presidential hopes” for $200, Alex. There is no way that you truly believe that the majority of the country wants this
— Joe (@bdmnjose97) February 7, 2019
You must not really want to be President
— Ashby (@Ashby704) February 7, 2019
Well, we now have Warren and Harris out of the fight, with Shultz splitting the Dem vote. 2020 should be hilarious.
— Mark White (@hiddenhillsfun) February 7, 2019
It’s getting crowded out on that limb. https://t.co/EZ2ZyeeOXm
— Brit Hume (@brithume) February 8, 2019
It sure is.
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