UPDATED 11:25 AM PT – Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The Republican Party is continuing to highlight the criticisms of the Democrat-led ‘Green New Deal’ as well as the lawmakers who put it together.
In a tweet Wednesday, Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel said the very same Democrats who wrote the deal are “freaking out” that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants the Senate to vote on it.
She claimed congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said we’ll all be dead in 12-years if her socialist deal isn’t passed. McDaniel then questioned why they wouldn’t want a vote on it as soon as possible.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said we’ll all be dead in 12 years if we don’t pass her socialist plan.
Shouldn’t they want a vote ASAP?
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 13, 2019
Meanwhile, GOP Senator David Perdue had similar criticisms of the ‘Green New Deal,’ calling the language in the legislation “silly math.”
“We only collect $2.2 trillion in total taxes. It would take a 50-percent increase in taxes alone just to pay for the shortfall we already have, the trillion dollar a year shortfall,” Perdue explained. “Then you add on this ‘Green Deal’ that they’re talking about and then — by the way — a three trillion dollar price tag for Medicare for All…all of a sudden this gets to be silly math.”
On Tuesday, Senator McConnell said he would bring the ‘Green New Deal’ the floor for a vote. The legislation is widely expected to get voted down by a wide margin.