As you all know, Mitch McConnell has allowed the Senate to vote on the radical Green New Deal proposal offered up by both Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey.
Well today on the Senate Floor, Mike Lee decided to give this Green New Deal proposal the kind of seriousness he says it deserves, telling his colleagues that his only fear is that he won’t be able to get through his speech with a straight face.
And from there he proceeds to mock the GND with hilarious photos of Aquaman on a seahorse and a Star Wars tauntaun, among others, as his proposed mode of transportation after we get rid of airplanes as the GND suggests.
You can watch his full speech below:
In the spirit of Lee’s speech, feel free to use this as an open thread.
Mike Lee’s speech has already gotten AOC’s attention…
GOP Senators are using their Congressional allowances to print Aquaman posters for themselves to argue that a #GreenNewDeal saving our nation from climate change is a ‘waste of money’ 😂 https://t.co/iMNY0dJmCy— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 26, 2019
Like many other women + working people, I occasionally suffer from impostor syndrome: those small moments, especially on hard days, where you wonder if the haters are right.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 26, 2019
But then they do things like this to clear it right up.
If this guy can be Senator, you can do anything. https://t.co/vU4ChbTnnr
No AOC, his point isn’t that it’s a ‘waste of money’. His point, which should be clear just from the Aquaman photo alone, is that it’s an absurd idea to begin with! It’s so absurd he can’t even debate it seriously!
And this says something because Lee is one of the most serious people in Congress. The fact that you suggest otherwise just shows how clownish you are.
And yes, the “haters” are absolutely correct!