U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal is "a lie to voters" and a "massive socialist" program, a fellow New York Democrat, U.S. Rep. Max Rose, asserted in a television interview
Rose then dared to recruit a candidate to run a primary challenge against him, saying he would "lay out the red carpet."
The comments from Rose, a 32-year-old US Army veteran who served in Afghanistan – earning Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service – followed multiple questions and comparisons to the four-New York congresswoman, who's facing ridicule over the Green New Deal, here's plan for revising U.S. energy policies
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"This is not the time for milquetoast incrementalism," he said. . “It just isn't. But with that being said, nothing about what I just said would provide a justification for a massive socialist economic policy platform. Just not needed. ”
He dismissed the Green New Deal goals, such as job and housing guarantees, as economically unfeasible, saying the proponents of the deal are lying to voters.
now, "he said." We don't need the democratic version of 'repeal and replace.' ”
“ There is no need for voters right now … replace. ”
The Green New Deal is estimated to cost up to $ 93 trillion or $ 600,000 per household, according to studies. The radical measure proposes the transformation of the U.S.
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But rose to slam Ocasio-Cortez following a story that she's compiling a "list" of Democrats that will face a primary challenge from progressive Democrats for siding with Republicans in the House on an amendment to notify the federal agency Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE) Whenever an illegal immigrant attempts to buy a firearm.
"She's going to keep a list," Rose said, looking somewhat annoyed. “This is very simple because I'm not one to deal in subtleties. I think it's best not to be passive-aggressive. If she wants to primary me, if the Justice Democrats want to primary me, I'll lay out the red carpet. We can settle this at the polls. "
" This is very simple because I'm not one to deal in subtleties. I think it's best not to be passive-aggressive. want to primary me, I'll lay out the red carpet. We can settle this at the polls. "
This is the first time Rose has gone after Ocasio-Cortez. After she tweeted that the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan to combat Al Qaeda in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks were "disastrous" and "wrong," Rose spoke out.
"I believe it's long past the war in Afghanistan," Rose told the New York Daily News, "but I strongly disagree. with the idea that the invasion was wrong on moral or national security grounds.
"After our city were attacked we were very clear with the Taliban – either they give up Usama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, or we would come and get them ourselves, ”he added. "They were right to pay Usama bin Laden, and they were rightly paid the price." Rose was equally direct in his past criticism of Omar, who asserted that some Jewish lawmakers in the U.S. may have divided loyalties regarding the U.S. and Israel
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"Certainly as a Jewish combat veteran, You could tell you don't have dual allegiance," Rose said. “I have allegiance to the flag. I had allegiance to the United States of America. ”
Rose was elected to Congress in 2018 after defeating an incumbent Republican in the 2018 midterm election for New York State's 11th Congressional District, which includes parts of the New York City borough of Brooklyn and all of Staten Island. Ocasio-Cortez represents the 14th district, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens.