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General Category => Politics => Topic started by: austingirl on January 10, 2019, 10:04:41 AM

Title: Growing number of potential 2020 democrat presidential candidated back green deal
Post by: austingirl on January 10, 2019, 10:04:41 AM
AOC leads the way. (

A growing number of Democrats considering a presidential bid have signaled support for the sweeping "Green New Deal" pushed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other liberal lawmakers, underscoring how the 2020 field is being pulled further left by the influential progressive wing.

An analysis by Fox News shows at least eight potential Democratic candidates have voiced support for or touted aspects of the proposal, which amounts to a drastic overhaul of the U.S. economy and government benefit system.

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., 37, who says he is looking at a 2020 presidential run, told Fox News he was “excited” to support the proposal and be a part of the process.

Former Obama administration Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, poised to make a 2020 announcement this weekend, will reportedly support the proposal, telling NBC News that "we should do that," when asked about the plan.

Beto is supportive of the concept and how it invests in green jobs, and is looking forward to engaging more on the issue as it continues to develop,” an O’Rourke spokesman said in a statement to the Huffington Post. (

Other communists who have commented favorably include Warren, Booker, Bernie, and Merkley.

For anyone who doubts how dangerous she is. This useful idiot's trial balloon has lift-off.
Title: Re: Growing number of potential 2020 democrat presidenntial candidated back green deal
Post by: austingirl on January 10, 2019, 10:10:08 AM
"Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who has been on the leading edge in Congress pushing for universal health care and free college education, also offered his support for the plan, along with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., endorsed the proposal last month and said he would introduce his own version of a Green New Deal in 2019."

Totalitarian rule on our doorstep.