UPDATED 9:08 AM PT — Friday, January 11, 2019
A growing number of democrats looking to challenge President Trump in 2020 are embracing a far-left agenda in hopes of attracting younger voters.
At least eight potential Democrat candidates have voiced support for the Green New Deal, including Congressmen Eric Swalwell and Beto O’Rourke as well as Senators Elizabeth Warren and Corey Booker.
The progressive proposal, which is being championed by freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, seeks to completely eliminate fossil fuels as part of a solution to fight climate change. However, critics fear the proposal would kill hundreds of thousands of jobs and dramatically raise America’s deficit.
One America’s Ethan Viveiros has more on the deal.