Four Leftist Senators Say NO To The Green New Deal

Four Leftist Senators Say NO To The Green New Deal

March 27, 2019

Yesterday afternoon, we finally got a glimpse of how broad the support for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” was in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the bill for a vote, and the eco-extremist movement was dealt a substantial blow.

The reason? Not a single Senator voted for the Green New Deal.


Forty-three Democratic senators voted “present,” including many who have already publicly come out in support of the deal in their fledgling presidential campaigns. In an editorial this morning, the Wall Street Journal mocked these cowardly 2020 candidates, writing:

“The profiles in present’ included presidential hopefuls Kirsten Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders, both of whom have endorsed the Green New Deal legislation. Ditto for Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who are co-sponsors.”

But three left-leaning Senators, along with one Independent who caucuses with the Democrats, defied the liberal base and joined in voting against the Green New Deal.

The senators who had the courage to vote what we all know to be true – that the “Green New Deal” is not serious policy – were Democrat Senators Kyrsten Sinema (AZ), Doug Jones (AL), Joe Manchin (WV) and Independent Angus King (ME).

It’s now clear that the Green New Deal has garnered bipartisan opposition. And as the Wall Street Journal notes, it has exposed the left as being completely unaccountable for the costs of their extreme ideas.

Thankfully, there are still some on the left who are willing to stand up for sane energy policy.