Washington • To poke fun at a liberal plan to tackle climate change, Sen. Mike Lee on Tuesday took to the Senate floor with a poster of President Ronald Reagan riding a dinosaur while firing a machine gun.
The Utah Republican, a serious conservative not generally known for prop-supported political stunts, said his point was that the Democrats' Green New Deal was as absurd as the poster he was showing.
"I rise today," Lee said, "consider the Green New Deal with the seriousness of the deserves."
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The proposals include guaranteeing a job at a living wage, with paid family and medical leave, vacation time and retirement security, health care for all, access to higher education and repairing or replacing aging roads, bridges and sewer system. It also calls for making all energy consumed in the United States emission-free, adding new energy-efficient buildings and eliminating manufacturing that causes pollution.
Lee pointed out that his poster also included a rocket launcher strapped to Reagan's back and a tattered American flag.
There was no battle with or without velociraptors, ”Lee said. "The Cold War, as we know, was won without firing a shot."
The Utah senator added that point underscores his message "because this image has much to do with overcoming communism in the 20th century as the Green New Deal has to do with overcoming climate change in the 21st. ”
Lee offered up his own solution to climate change: babies.
President? ”Lee asked about the stand-in for the Senate president. “In churches, in wedding chapels, in maternity wards across the country and around the world. Mr. President, this is the real solution to climate change: babies. ”19659005 The solution to climate change is not this unserious resolution that we are considering this week in the Senate but rather the serious business of human flourishing. The solution to so many of our problems at all times and in all places is to fall in love, get married and have some kids. ”
Lee also used other posters to make fun of the Green New Deal, which had sought to decrease air travel because of its carbon emissions, noting that Alaskans could use the fictional "Star Wars" animals called tauntauns, which were located by humans on the planet Hot and Hawaiians could turn to the comic book hero Aquaman and his trusted seahorse to get to the mainland
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat who is sponsoring the Green New Deal in the House, fired back at Lee in a tweet.
But then they do things like this to clear it right up.
If this guy can be a Senator, you can do anything. https://t.co/vU4ChbTnnr
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 26, 2019