nearvideo supporters defend the Green New Deal as “ambitious” after a rocky rollout
Former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., don’t hold back when it comes to commenting on the Green New Deal, calling it a “loser” to a deep split in the Democratic party.
“I think that the Green New Deal would be a loser. I don’t think that people will go to for the whole package.” Frank told CNBC on Tuesday.
The proposed legislation by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., has received mixed reactions among Dems.
Former rep. To see Barney Frank, here in may 2018, sprinkled the Green New Deal in an interview.
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“There is an argument that Frank was not a society in the process, destabilize too much change at once”. “People like me who want to expand the role of government in some areas, need to understand that we need to show how this works. You have to have it in pieces. And then, as you show that it works, build on it.”
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Frank also weighed on the 2020 election-the chances of the newly declared candidate Bernie Sanders, sen, I-Vt., and some of the new members commented that the party in Congress and the importance of the more centrist members.
“The people are listed now as the leading edge, none of them beat the Republicans. None of them, frankly, contributed to the fact that we have a majority in the house, expand the provision of medical care, the would fight for a good climate policy that would build infrastructure and protection of trade Union rights. You beat all of the other Democrats, where political differences are quite small, or replaced by other Democrats.” Frank said.
“People are going to be critical are those that the against the Republicans. They are clearly liberal on public issues, but if you had endorsed the list of policies, advocated by Senator Sanders, you would not have won.”
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Sanders, lost the party’s 2016 nomination, Hillary Clinton, gave his 2020 campaign earlier Tuesday. While Frank said he believes that in the majority of Sanders’ agenda, he is pragmatic in his assessment of Sanders’ chances to clinch the party’s nom.
“I wish the Americans were more likely to be ready to select what he wants,” said Frank.