Mitch McConnell, senator of the Senate majority, a Republican from Kentucky, has made it clear that he is pushing for a vote in favor of the Democrats – especially the many in the Senate, who stand for the presidential race – regarding the controversial plan , which was written by the Liberal Democratic Party, to sign Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, of whom the Republicans claim is a socialist manifesto that will destroy the economy.
"I could not be happy that the American people will have the opportunity to know exactly where each of his senators is embarking on this radical, socialist appreciation of the entire US economy," McConnell said Monday. "Every American taxpayer will find out if his senators are saddling the astronomical costs of this socialist fantasy ̵
The Democrats want to counter McConnell's election by instead being "present" – which requires 60 votes to move forward – Arguing the Green New Deal at this stage is more an emerging document than a finely tuned legislation that is ready to be voted on.
They will also urge Republicans to announce their policies to tackle the human causes of climate change and not simply denigrate the Democrats' proposal.
"Let's not make a fake voice that is supposed to embarrass one or the other person – this is too serious a topic for it," said New York-based Democrat chief Chuck Schumer. "Republicans owe some real answers to the American people, not games."
After the vote, scheduled for 16:00. ET Tuesday, McConnell has scheduled a vote on a $ 14 billion bill to respond to recent natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes and droughts. The outcome of the vote is unclear, as there is currently no final agreement between Democrats and Republicans, although this could change before the vote.
Schumer has pleaded with Republicans for casting these votes one after another, arguing that they are obviously related.
"There is no doubt that these catastrophes are being intensified precisely because of climate change," said Schumer. "I can not fathom the degree of cognitive dissonance required to perform these votes directly one after the other."