#1 Senate defeats Green New Deal, as Democrats call vote a 'sham' by Cincinnatus 27.03.2019 01:01


IMO, this hasn't gotten the attention it deserves. It's illustrative of how cowardly the Democrats are, especially those running for president who have announced approval of the Green New Deal.

The Senate on Tuesday rejected the Green New Deal, with Republicans casting the proposal to reduce dependence on fossil fuels to combat climate change as a far-left idea and with Democrats taking the rare step of voting "present" on a politically driven vote.

The measure failed on a 57-to-0 vote, with all Republicans and four Democrats blocking the resolution. Aiming to avoid an intraparty fight on the issue, 43 Democrats - including those who introduced the Green New Deal - voted "present."


Joining Republicans in voting "no" were Democratic Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, as well as Sen. Angus King of Maine, an independent who caucuses with Democrats.


#2 RE: Senate defeats Green New Deal, as Democrats call vote a 'sham' by algernonpj 28.03.2019 12:59


Wasn't 'present' Zerro's favorite vote during his tenure in the Senate ?

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