Senate Democrat Ed Markey, who co-authored the Green New Deal, attacked McConnell for allowing a floor vote on his new legislation:
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
It’s kinda hilarious that Markey, who put forth the new radical legislation, is now angry because it’s actually getting a vote. I mean seriously, what kind of messed up logic is that?
Many on Twitter sure thought it was hilarious and the mocking quickly began:
“He wants to silence your voice by letting your elected representatives votes on the enormous fecal taco I co-wrote!” https://t.co/b8HBooxAe7— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) February 13, 2019
Climate Change is an existential threat to humanity and our way of life. We have put forward our plan to save global humanity & Mitch McConnell is sabotaging it by putting it to a vote publish tweet https://t.co/9gMeE3Bu4B— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) February 13, 2019
"Republicans are sabotaging our resolution by voting on it. We demand that they cancel the vote, which will also be sabotage." https://t.co/Z1HBi1se3n— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) February 13, 2019
How does McConnell want to “silence” anyone by asking Senators to vote on your proposal? https://t.co/YMzCiIQfxd— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) February 13, 2019
Old and busted: We have to pass the bill to see what's in it.— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) February 13, 2019
New hotness: Voting on passing the bill sabotages what's in it. https://t.co/3Cclh28TcM
Area dog catches car and isn't happy about it. https://t.co/nMX0OiqvAX— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) February 13, 2019
You say it's a crisis. Must act now. Cocaine Mitch is just listening to you. Why so panicky? https://t.co/Avi8HwOUsB— Oh THAT Guy (@NathanWurtzel) February 13, 2019
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
This just shows you how serious these people really are about their ‘Green New Deal’. They know it’s radical and that most Democrats won’t be able to support it and are just angry that McConnell is exposing their bs!
Great move by cocaine Mitch!