One of the co-authors of the Green New Deal is criticizing the majority leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., For announcing that he is taking the resolution to a vote.
Last week, Senator Ed Markey, D-Mass, and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., presented a comprehensive plan for an environmental and economic reform that has received the support of numerous Democrats, including most of the candidates who have announced the 2020 presidential elections.
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However, after McConnell told the press that he was going to take the Green New Deal to a vote, Markey went on Twitter to criticize the decision.
"Do not let Mitch McConnell fool you: this is just an attempt to sabotage the movement we are building, he wants to silence his voice so that Republicans do not have to explain why they are climate change deniers, McConnell wants this to be the end, this is just the beginning, "Markey wrote on Twitter. "This is not a new Republican gimmick." In rushing a vote on #GreenNewDeal resolution, Republicans want to avoid a real national debate and kill our organizing efforts.We are having the first national conversation about climate change in a decade. let the Republicans sabotage it. "
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That led to Markey's widespread mockery on social media.
Many also praised "Cocaine Mitch" for forcing the Senate Democrats to be on the record in support of the progressive resolution.