ZERO Senate Democrats Vote in Favor of Green New Deal, Including Reolution Co-Sponsors. The Green New Deal Aims to Eliminate Cars and Airplanes
Not a single U.S. Senator – including the Democrats – voted in favor
moving the ball forward freshman New York Rep. Alexandria
Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Tuesday.
The first vote, called by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
(R-Ky.), would have opened up the floor for debate on a non-binding
resolution. For that, the Senate only needs 60 votes. It received none.
“No senator voted to begin debate on the legislation, while 57 lawmakers voted against breaking the filibuster,” according to Fox News.
“Democratic Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia
and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona joined 53 Republicans in voting ‘no.’ Sen.
Angus King, I-Maine, who caucuses with the Democrats, also voted no.’”
Forty-two Senate Democrats voted “present.”
McConnell called the vote largely to see where Democrats stood on the
measure. None are biting, especially not presidential candidates Sen.
Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris
(D-Calif.) or Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). The legislation represents a
giant swerve to the left, even for the already-radicalized among the
Link for Green New Deal Resolution: