As Twitchy reported Tuesday morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was making noises that he was considering taking up the Green New Deal for a vote, thus forcing Democrats to put their names behind that mess.
Sen. Ed Markey, one of the co-sponsors of the Green New Deal, claimed in a tweet later in the day that McConnell was trying to “sabotage” the climate change movement by rushing a vote through.
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
Sir, there’s no time for a debate or a “national conversation” on climate change: the earth only has 12 years left according to Ocasio-Cortez. The Green New Deal needs to be put into action immediately … doesn’t it?
ed markey, who co-sponsored the green new deal with alexandria ocasio-cortez, is calling mitch mcconnell’s announcement for a floor vote of their non-binding resolution “sabotage.”
i am speechless. i am without speech. https://t.co/ByNdkhzm7O
— siraj hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) February 13, 2019
imagine thinking a vote on the literal legislation your party brings forward is “sabotage” hahahahahahahahahahahaha
Mitch played them so hard it’s incredible. https://t.co/pnsx6xNoeu
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) February 13, 2019
The Senate’s lead sponsor of the Green New Deal is not happy that Cocaine Mitch wants the Senate to vote on the Green New Deal https://t.co/ZHOmqNaIRR
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) February 13, 2019
Cocaine Mitch is the greatest. It would be much wiser to surrender, he will always win. pic.twitter.com/E5DmKNOUpo
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) February 13, 2019
There is no pleasing people like you.
Anyway, the GND is incredibly stupid.
You Democrats own it. You will be mocked. A lot.
— Phil (@phil0616) February 13, 2019
— JWF (@JammieWF) February 13, 2019
.@SenMarkey is in full-on panic mode. ROFL
— Son of Liberty (@filiuslibertate) February 13, 2019
Calling this garbage a “movement” is an excellent idea, since this bill is a piece of crap.
This bill will never pass, and thank God for that.https://t.co/f2ofit2S79
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) February 13, 2019
Senator, do explain how a floor vote of your own resolution is sabotage. Personally I think you were posturing with the resolution and never expected to vote on it. Now you can anger your newly radical base or scare off average, independent Americans. The choice is yours.
— TI (@travisinghram) February 12, 2019
Why would you submit a plan that you weren’t prepared to have a vote? So this is how it should work. You do your homework. Socialize your plan with both sides Dems and Reps. Adjust your plan to gain support. Then submit and vote. Vs grandstanding & crying when they decide to vote
— Radler (@Michaelthornh17) February 12, 2019
Why are you so terrified of voting on this legislation? Isn’t a vote what you should want? 🤔
— MagnoliaPeach 💃🏼 (@magnoliapeach) February 13, 2019
Why did you sponsor a bill if you don’t want a vote?
— Gordon Plutsky (@GordonPlutsky) February 13, 2019
Hey Ed, if it’s so good what’s the problem with voting on it?
— Dr.Hook (@603Blake) February 13, 2019
But I heard from @AOC that we only have 12 years left before we’re all dead. Why are you for delaying
— Denny Loggins (@DennyLoggins) February 13, 2019
So just to be clear… you cosponsored a Bill that you do not want to become a law?
— Patricia ✨ (@IdealPatricia) February 13, 2019
“how dare republicans capitalize politically on our crazy, ill-advised attempt to capitalize politically?!”
— jdavidreed (@jdavidreed) February 13, 2019
Republicans pounce! It’s what they do.
If this is something you support, why not vote on it?
Or are you saying that the GND is just a stunt and not something that you really support? pic.twitter.com/YzE82ib3pO
— TJWFW (@icouldbeahacker) February 13, 2019
Haha. This is great. Put you and all you colleagues on the record.
— David Spence (@SpenceTaxGeek) February 13, 2019
What’s the problem, Comrade? Chicken?
— Will Collier (@willcollier) February 13, 2019
We have less than 12 years Ed, we gotta vote now!!!
— JB (@BeltoWNC) February 13, 2019
Times a wasting.
— Pat Boland (@PatBoland13) February 13, 2019
I stand with Markey. Ban planes!
— CamperWatcher27 (@CamperWatcher27) February 13, 2019
Sounds to me like you don’t want the people to know what’s in it and how severely it would impact their lives.
— Politically Agnostic (@joeleyare) February 13, 2019
This tweet sounds like a man desperately trying to convince himself that he hasn’t walked right into Cocaine Mitch’s trap.
— Mary Strow (@marylanestrow) February 13, 2019
Which he has. And it’s glorious.