NBC NEWS: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Tuesday that the Senate would vote on the 'Green New Deal' introduced by Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) last week.
"I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal, and we're going to be voting on that in the Senate to give everybody an opportunity to go on record," McConnell told reporters.
Don’t let Mitch McConnell fool you: this is nothing but an attempt to sabotage the movement we are building. He wants to silence your voice so Republicans don’t have to explain why they are climate change deniers. McConnell wants this to be the end, this is just the beginning. https://t.co/GUxJ5HG2jb— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) February 12, 2019
This isn't a new Republican trick. By rushing a vote on the #GreenNewDeal resolution, Republicans want to avoid a true national debate & kill our efforts to organize. We’re having the first national conversation on climate change in a decade. We can’t let Republicans sabotage it.— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) February 12, 2019