The same day, their comprehensive Green New Deal proposal went into the Senate – virtually all Democrats voted "present" – New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she was "happy" A to accept The republican Congressman's offer to "go underground" and visit a Kentucky coal mine.
Ocasio-Cortez & # 39; Comments came just days after she admitted in an interview with the New York Post that she was only taking "small steps" to become more available to her own members and crowded out interested parties to follow her on Twitter in the meantime.
At a House Committee on Financial Services meeting in Washington, GOP MP Andy Barr suggested Ocasio-Cortez would come to his state and some meet miners face to face and see how the Green New Deal would affect them , Ocasio-Cortez replied that she would be "happy," according to several accounts of the episode,
to tell Barr that his office emailed Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff on Wednesday.
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Barr has been campaigning for the coal industry, while Ocasio-Cortez & # 39; Green New Deal is eliminating greenhouse gas emissions until 2030 calls for global warming. The Republicans have spoken out against the proposal and said it would destroy the economy and trigger massive tax hikes.
Incredible cost estimates suggest the proposal would cost as much as $ 93 trillion ̵
The botched introduction of the Green New Deal in February included the release of an official Document by the Ocasio-Cortez office promising economic security for "unwilling to work" as well as the abolition of "farting cows" and air traffic
No Senator voted in favor of a legislative debate on Tuesday, while 57 legislators voted against the filibuster break. Democratic Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona voted "No" to the 53 Republicans in the vote. Senator Angus King, I-Maine, who deals with the Democrats, also voted "no."
The vote was taken by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., In an appeal to make Democratic senators, including several 2020 presidential candidates, to report on the measure. McConnell had described the proposal as a "radical, socialist transformation of the entire US economy."
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, called the Green New Deal "ridiculous" and showed pictures of dinosaurs, cartoon characters and babies in the Senate . He said he treated the plan "with the seriousness he deserves."
Ocasio-Cortez, who has warned that the world can be destroyed in 12 years due to climate change unless action is taken immediately, she later said she had instructed senators to vote "present" for their own resolution.
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. For its part, the White House has said that it does not need an Ocasio-Cortez or its reliance on the United Nations forecasts, especially seriously. In 1989, the United Nations warned that the world had only ten years to avert catastrophic climate change. In 2006, a NASA scientist and leading global warming researcher said that the world had only 10 years to avert a climate catastrophe.
Both deadlines have passed.
Samuel Chamberlain and The Associated Press of Fox News on this report.