Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will cast a vote on the Green New Deal on Tuesday, which will force the Democrats to formally take a stand on this measure and move the moderate party away from its progressive wing.
"I could not be happier as the American people have the opportunity to learn exactly where each of their Senators stands on the" Green New Deal, "tweeted McConnell." A radical and downward socialist metamorphosis of the entire US economy. "
The resolution, which equates to an ambitious reform of the fight against climate change in the United States, will undoubtedly not be adopted by the Senate controlled by the GOP. But Republicans say the vote will allow them to better gauge the Democrats' commitment to his radical proposals.
The American Republic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Mocked the planned vote as a political stuntman and on Saturday accused Republicans of "wasting votes in Congress".
"Stop wasting the time of the American people + learn to govern," tweeted the first-year lawmaker. "Our jobs are not related to the campaign, and that's exactly what these bluff votes are for."
Republicans have strongly criticized the Green New Deal for its socialist implications and its high price. Senator Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, liked the proposal for a "utopian manifesto," while Senator John Thune, R-D, called it "socialist fantasy."
J. Scott Jennings, a former McConnell campaign advisor, said that the Green New Deal was dividing the Democrats, but the moderates were afraid to speak out because the party's base "demands such extremely extraordinary things."
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On the other hand, said Republican political consultant Joseph Pinion, the Green New Deal has reunited Republicans – be they trumpers or non-deceivers – in the idea that the policy of a Green New Deal would be disastrous for America .
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The New York Times reports that most Democrats will vote on Tuesday because the terms of the resolution have not been fully disclosed or discussed within the party.