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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, was forced to defend the Green New Deal from accusations of elitism after a Republican colleague in the house, demolished welcomes the measure, only the rich liberals in New York and California.
Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., Ocasio-Cortez-plan to combat climate change at the Financial Services Committee hearing on Monday, the introduction mocked a change to homelessness would create a bill, the “green” standards and show what he viewed as the impracticability of the Democrat plan.
“The Green New Deal is, if you are a rich liberal said maybe in New York or California, it sounds great, because you can afford to retrofit your home or a new construction, the zero-emissions, energy-efficient, affordable, and safe,” Duffy.
“The Green New Deal is, if you are a rich liberal, perhaps in New York or California, it sounds great, because you can afford to retrofit your home or a new construction, the zero-emissions, energy-efficient, affordable, and safe.”
Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis.
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He went on to quote a study by the Department of housing and urban development, the show that it would cost about $ 172 billion for the retrofitting of existing homes in the US meet the standards through the Green New Deal.
“It is outrageous. It is absolutely outrageous,” Duffy added.
Rep. Sean Duffy, a Wisconsin Republican, mocked Ocasio-Cortez-plan to fight climate change, during a Financial Services Committee hearing on Monday, the introduction of a change to a homelessness would create a bill, the “green” standards, to show the impracticability of the Democrat plan.
But Ocasio-Cortez did not want to go without a fight at the hearing, the Congressman suggested earlier for the introduction of the amendment to “five minutes before a hearing,” while the people “to die.”
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Then defended against the accusations that their measure to combat climate change is an “elitist issue” , can therefore, only by the richest people in the country.
“You want to tell the people that their concern and their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist, saying that the children said in the South Bronx, which suffer from the highest rates of asthma in children in the country,” she said.
“Tell that to the families in Flint, whose children have their blood in ascending levels,” she added. “Their brains are damaged for the rest of your life. You call elitist.”
The fire brand Congress MP then Duffy, and said she welcomed “the sudden enthusiasm for tackling the climate-and it is in this spirit that I reach my hand wants to be ridiculed across the aisle and say, let us hear you.”
The exchange came as the Senate on the further development of the Green New Deal is stuck in the chamber after Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., introduced the measure in an attempt to force Democrats, including a treasure trove 2020 presidential candidates, go to the data set, the support of the radical measure that would reorganize the economy of the country.
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Ocasio-Cortez, co-wrote the Green New Deal resolution with U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., the name of the effort to bring the plan to a vote a “stunt.”