Opinion| As we all know by now, Democratic New York freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been pushing her “New Green Deal,” but Republicans aren’t buying it.
One of those Republicans who has spoken out against the deal is none other than Fox News’ veteran host Sean Hannity.
Hannity totally shredded the proposal, going so far as to label it as a “horrific — frightening, frankly — piece of legislation.”
“She’s calling it the Green New Deal. Now, everything we have been saying about the new radical extreme Democratic Party — what they were hiding in 2018 — now it’s all in writing and it might be even worse than we thought,” Hannity started off the beginning segment of his Thursday program.
The Fox News host continued, “Just hours ago, Ocasio-Cortez put together one of the most dangerous, impractically misguided, economically guaranteed-to-be-devastating plans ever championed by any American politician.”
He explained that if the ridiculous plan were to actually pass, it would be “guaranteed to fail and the results will be disastrous for the American people.”
“I promise you [that] you might be thinking this is fake news — it is not. This is a real proposal, real ideas from real lawmakers in the new radical extreme democratic socialist party of America, beyond dangerous, beyond scary,” Hannity insisted.
Take a look:
The self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist introduced the new proposal, which Ocasio-Cortez says is intended to create millions of “good, high-wage jobs,” on Thursday. She insists that the legislation will do so by searching for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
The Hill reports:
While the measure has met opposition from many Republicans, a number of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls and potential candidates — including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Cory Booker (N.J.), Kamala Harris (Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — have already said they will sponsor the plan.
Co-sponsors of the bill in the House also include Reps. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Joseph Neguse (D-Colo.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.).
Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the companion bill in the Senate.