Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted Donald Trump as a semi-illiterate fool on Monday, minutes after the president slammed her "Green New Deal" proposal as juvenile and poorly conceived. Many liberal Democrats, however, are backing the Green New Deal, praising its ambition and clear vision on sustainable practices.
"I really don't like their policies of taking away your vehicle, taking away your airplane flights, of 'let's hop a train to California, ' or 'you're not allowed to own cows anymore!'" he told the crowd.
Last Thursday, progressive Democrats unveiled a plan to "transform" the US economy to combat climate change with a "10-year national mobilization" to shift away from fossil fuels and replace them with renewable energy sources.
Markey and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY led the unveiling of a resolution laying the groundwork for aggressive policy proposals created to combat climate change, which critics argue could be too costly to the economy and in some cases outright not feasible.
Hockett said Ocasio-Cortez does not want to ban airplanes or pay people "unwilling to work". Explaining the choice of white attire, Ocasio-Cortez told CNN: "2019 is the 100th anniversary of the women's right to vote ... and there's so much more that we have to fight for". Kamala Harris (Calif.), Cory Booker (N.J.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) are backing the deal, and he predicted it will be a "millstone around their necks".More news: Did the Philadelphia Phillies give up too much for J.T. Realmuto?
"I like that it's progressive, that it's gonna push the world forward", one student said, while another added, "just from knowing who's endorsed it and some other little things, it sounds great".
The sweeping proposal - which Ocasio-Cortez and Sen.
When asked how he would vote if it were to come to the Senate floor, Brown said, "I don't know. I'm not going to take position on every bill that's coming out", Sen.
Markey's office responded with a statement chastising McConnell for threatening to call a vote on the resolution "without committee hearings, expert testimony, or a true national debate".
A vote right away would capitalize on the negative publicity and backlash that surrounded the proposal's rollout, and would force prominent Democrats - several of whom have already announced that they plan to run for president in 2020 - to go on record as supporting the plan.