A growing chorus of congressional Democrats are throwing their weight behind Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal’ program; indicating the party is lurching left heading into the 2020 presidential election.
According to Fox News, eight potential Democratic candidates for the presidency have voiced their support for Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal.’ The program would drastically limit the amount of fossil fuels permitted in the United States and create a massive federal jobs program similar to Franklin Roosevelt’s ‘New Deal’ during the Great Depression.
“It’s time to go big on this issue with bold solutions. I welcome a Green New Deal and am excited to offer additional ideas to create meaningful jobs and address the crisis of climate change,” said Rep. Eric Swalwell.
Senators Warren and Booker are also getting behind the new entitlement program.
“We must take bold action on climate change & create a green economy that benefits all Americans. Thank you to @sunrisemvmt & activists for your inspiring work. Excited to support a #GreenNewDeal,” tweeted Sen. Booker in December.
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