Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman and Senate candidate who's been mulling over a 2020 presidential run, added his name Monday evening to the list of Democrats who say they back Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal to combat climate change.
Ansari had previously returned to stand-up comedy but in recent sets did not delve into the scandal, although he joked about "newly woke white people" and scenes on sitcoms that would be considered sexual harassment today, as reported by The Cut. The plan calls for a New Deal-style mobilization to shift the USA economy away from fossil fuels such as oil and coal and replace them with renewable sources such as wind and solar power. Kamala Harris D-Calif., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Cory Booker, D-N.J.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by fellow Republican senators, spoke about the Green New Deal Tuesday.
Most of the Senate Democrats running for the 2020 presidential nomination have publicly supported the Green New Deal.
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Ocasio-Cortez faced immediate backlash for some of the GND's authoritarian proposals-even from interest groups aligned with the Democratic Party's green agenda, such as the Sierra Club. "The green generation has risen up and they are saying they want this issue solved".
An outline and FAQ for the proposal includes several jaw-dropping action items, including the eventual elimination of "necessary" air travel and "economic security to all those who are unable or unwilling to work".
The sartorial choices of the newly-elected congresswoman are often an object of Internet obsession, but we saw no evidence that her State of the Union outfit was any more outlandishly expensive than that of her colleagues. While some environmental advocates applauded the plan's grand scope, experts said the plan's aim to get to net-zero carbon emissions in 10 years seemed unrealistic. "The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they're for it, right?" she said. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who chairs the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
For now, the Green New Deal is only a resolution that can only be brought to the House floor if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decides to opt in. It would be great if the so-called "CO2-footprint" of all the planes, cars, cows, Oil, Gas, and the military would permanently eliminate - even if no other country would do the same.