Wednesday, March 27, 2019

U.S. Senate Votes on Green New Deal: Not a Single Senator Voted For It!

By Dr. Rich Swier

Photos: Republican Sen. Mike Lee Mocks The Green New Deal in Congress

After ceremoniously introducing the Green New Deal, and all but canonizing it as a historic policy proposal, not one single Senator supported the measure, and 43 Senate Democrats today voted “Present.” 

Republican Senator Marco Rubio issued the following statement regarding the vote:

“Today’s vote makes clear that even the Green New Deal’s proponents agree that it is not a serious policy effort. Instead, it is a publicity stunt designed to pander to a progressive base seeking to repackage socialism that will do nothing to address the actual problems Americans face every day. The Green New Deal makes for a great slogan, but it is a fundamentally unserious proposal. If actually implemented, it would bankrupt our nation and leave our communities more vulnerable. That cannot, and will not, be the future of America.”