Chrissy Teigen invites Ocasio-Cortez to watch the Grammys with her

Lester Mason
February 11, 2019

Because of the controversy the proposal has generated - people see the Green New Deal as lauding further government encroachment in their lives through socialist policies - Trump believes that if Democrats press forward with the proposal, then Republicans will reap the positive benefits of backlash against Democrats. Angus King (I-Maine.) and former Obama Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz-both of whom have suggested the goals outlined in the Green New Deal resolution are unrealistic-Murphy strongly disagreed with their assessment.

A fellow senator who caucuses with the Democrats, independent Senator Angus King of ME, as well as Obama's former energy secretary Ernest Moniz, say they don't think that this plan is realistic.

Murphy saidM, "I think it's absolutely realistic and we need to set our sights high". But we did it. In the end, Ocasio-Cortez scored in the primaries 58% of the vote, beating his main rival, 56-year-old Democrat Joe Crowley, 16%.

"We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren't sure that we'll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast", Ocasio-Cortez said. Global warming is an existential threat to the planet. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the budget for fiscal year 2019 is $4.4 trillion.

Warren has backed the Green New Deal and championed it during her rally today.

What is the Green New Deal?

You can read the text of the proposal in its entirety here.

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