It's not every day that one gets to watch a prominent politician drop popcorn on the floor of their unfurnished apartment then invoke the five-second rule, but not much is traditional about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
"History will judge harshly my Republican colleagues who deny the science of climate change", Gaetz said.
"Job guarantees, housing guarantees: things that on its face sound good, but I just do not believe are possible; they're not economically feasible", he said.
According to Gaetz, the Green Real Deal focuses on promoting innovation and "rejects regulation as the driving force of reform".More news: Gundogan confident Man City can pull off the quadruple
"Do we really believe that if we outlaw cars, cows, planes and buildings that the rest of the world will follow?"
"The Green Real Deal is a love letter to the American innovator, and it is a real serious plan to address climate change", Gaetz said.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., voices an objection to a resolution by House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., to subpoena special counsel Robert Mueller's full report, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
Gaetz stressed his plan would actually generate revenue as opposed to the costly 'Green New Deal'. They consist of, "an worldwide marketplace that is fair to American innovators", "a modernized electric grid", a cut on federal land regulations in order to promote renewable energy development and, "an inclusive technology doctrine", that will allow, "scalable, modular nuclear reactors" and other inventions to be put into action. "You can't go do the Green New Deal, but Republicans can't just criticize the ideas of Democrats without proposing an alternative".
Gaetz says that he's reached out to Ocasio-Cortez to talk to her about his approach, expressing optimism that the two members could find common ground on the issue.