Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposed "Green New Deal" has drawn the Republicans ire and has been preached by President Donald Trump, but almost all declared democratic 2020 presidential candidates have supported the proposal.
"I think it's very important for the Democrats to push ahead with their Green New Deal," Trump wrote in an apparently sarcastic tweet on Saturday. "It would be good for the so-called" carbon footprint "to permanently eliminate all aircraft, cars, queues, oil, gas and military –
Trump's assessment of the deal is wrong . And in fact, the majority of Republicans and Democratic voters support the proposal according to a December study by the Yale program on climate communication and George Mason University Center for Climate Change. The study showed that 64 percent of Republicans supported the Green New Deal, as did the overwhelming majority – 92 percent – of Democrats.
Unlike Trump, the democratic 2020 contenders seem to have noted the widespread appeal of the decisions. So far, many Democrats have declared their intention to run for the presidency by 2020, including Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, former US Minister of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, former representative of John Delaney of Maryland, representative of Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Senator Kamala Harris of California, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and today Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.
With the exception of Delaney, all these candidates have publicly supported the Green New Deal. Delaney has previously supported a "carbon tax", which in turn expressed its support for such a move in a recent tweet. "We need something big done ASAP," he wrote.
"If we want to live in a world of clean air and water, we must make a real effort to combat climate change now" Warren tweeted ] on Thursday and said she was "proud" of Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Edward J. Markey from Massachusett to present the Green New Deal.
"We must be much more aggressive, much more intentional and show some political will to do something about [climate change] told Buttigieg Newsweek last week when asked about the proposal.
tweeted that "we can do this" in connection with the Green New Deal, while Gillibrand announced last week that she would be the "co-responsible" decision . Harris courageously called the proposal and said: "We do not fight this struggle for our generation alone, but in future generations." Gabbard and Klobuchar have also signed to support the decision. Governor Jay Inslee from Washington, who said in early January that he would run for the democratic nomination, also supports the proposal.
Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, widely speculated to schedule another presidential democrat, has also supported the agreement . "We must lead the world in the fight against climate change. We can do that by contesting the Green New Deal to save the planet and create millions of new jobs," he wrote in a Sunday tweet.
Ocasio-Cortez and Markey introduced the framework for the Green New Deal last week. The decision aims to reduce carbon emissions across the economy, from agriculture to electricity generation, according to NPR. In this way, it aims to increase the economy and create new jobs.