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Even Democrats and the Green Party are trashing the Green New Deal
Washington Examiner: February 26, 2019
According to Green Party member Howie Hawkins, Ocasio-Cortez didn’t even come up with the idea of the Green New Deal. In an interview with the New Republic, Hawkins said, “I’m the original Green New Dealer.”
by Siraj Hashmi
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has a new target in her sights that threatens the Green New Deal, but it’s not a Republican; it’s the Democratic octogenarian senator from California, Dianne Feinstein.
Feinstein was confronted by the climate advocacy group, Sunrise Movement, accompanied with dozens of children to convince her to vote “yes” on the Green New Deal.
But it didn’t go the way those children thought it would.
Ocasio-Cortez then ripped the senator, suggesting experience is not a qualification for getting something done on climate change.
Not only is Ocasio-Cortez facing a lot of pushback from Republicans and some Democrats, she’s even being criticized by people who are actually further left than she is.
According to Green Party member Howie Hawkins, Ocasio-Cortez didn’t even come up with the idea of the Green New Deal. In an interview with the New Republic, Hawkins said, “I’m the original Green New Dealer.” Dario Hunter, another party member, accused the freshman congresswoman of severely watering down the language of the proposal, saying, "It pales in comparison to ours.”
Liberals and progressives might all agree something needs to be done about climate change, but they can't keep attacking each other over what to do about it. Perhaps the Green New Deal isn’t the ace in the hole Democrats were expecting.