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Growing number of 2020 Democrats support ‘Green New Deal’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, sen. Cory Booker, and Beto O’rourke have signalled support for the Green New Deal.
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A growing number of Democrats considering a presidential bid have signaled support for the radical “Green New Deal” pressed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and other liberal lawmakers, and highlights how the 2020 field is pulled to the left through the influential progressive wing.

An analysis of Fox News shows have at least eight potential Democratic candidates expressed 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, says that he will run looking for 2020 presidential candidate, told Fox News that he was excited to support and be a part of the process.

“When it comes to climate change, should we to-policy, to select the questions that Americans between jobs and clean air and water,” Swalwell told Fox News this week. “We can do that by greening the grid with renewable energy investments and a wage and skills is a guarantee for the displaced workers.”

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He added: “It is time to go big on this issue, with daring solutions. I welcome the Green New Deal and am looking forward to hearing more ideas to create meaningful jobs and address the crisis of climate change.”

Higher-profile of the potential candidates ranging from sen. Elizabeth Warren, sen. Cory Booker have expressed support.

Fox News reached questions from nearly two dozen Democrats seen as potential 2020 candidates about their position on the Green New Deal. Some expressed support for the plan, or meadow Fox News, to support statements, although most of the not respond to requests for comment or declined to comment — leaving open the possibility of more potential candidates for your support in the coming weeks could give.

The expansive Green New Deal-a proposal has been floated in Democratic circles for years, but received new life through the sunrise movement and liberal legislators like Ocasio-Cortez. The package would have incorporated the focus on income inequality and climate change, the combination of ideas, in which the former President Franklin D. signature of the New Deal, and modern ideas such as renewable energy and resource efficiency Roosevelt.

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A draft of the plan is circulating around the Congress and laid out a framework to fulfil the elimination of greenhouse gas emissions from the production and the agriculture and “dramatically” increasing energy sources to 100 percent of its electricity needs from renewable sources. The proposal describes this as a “historical opportunity to eliminate, practically, to make poverty in the United States, and the prosperity, wealth and economic security, all those involved in the transformation.”

And it contains a number of other liberal wish-list items such as: a job guarantee program provides a “living wage job to any person you want;” a “just transition” for workers affected by climate change; basic income programs, universal health care, and more.

The proposal has already received support from dozens of house Democrats, although it is unclear how far the democratic leadership in the chamber is ready, the idea. But at least as a political talk, it walks slowly into the field of hopefuls eyeing a challenge to President Trump.

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Sen Booker, D-N. J., issued its confirmation in favour of the proposal last month. At Fox News, a spokesman for Booker’s tweet showed up on his December-to of the matter.

“We need to take bold measures against climate change & the green economy, benefiting all Americans. Thank you to @sunrisemvmt & activists for their inspiring work. To support excited to #Green new deal,” Booker tweeted on Dec. 14.

Sen Warren, D-Mass., if you already lead an exploratory Committee for 2020, “support to tackle ambitious the idea of a Green New Deal, our climate crisis, the economic inequality and racial injustice,” Warren aide Axios earlier this month.

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Sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who has pushing to the front edge in Congress on 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., the proposal is approved, the last month, and said he would introduce his own version of a Green New Deal in 2019.

“We need to make sure that this is part of the conversation in 2020,” Merkley told The Washington Post last month. “Mother nature is sending this message, and the young people have twice the message.”

The former Obama administration housing and urban development Secretary Julian Castro, ready to a up to 2020 announcement this weekend, supposedly they support the proposal, told NBC News that “we should do that” when asked about the plan.

And, democratic darling Beto O’rourke, who was beaten narrowly by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the mid-term elections, is seemingly supported by the “concept.”

“Beto supports the concept and how it invests in green jobs, and, more to the question of how to develop it further,” O’rourke spokesman said in a statement to the Huffington Post.

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Other perspectives to 2020, as Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, have weighed in, but have not yet offered offices.

Harris’ staff has reportedly been in contact with the organizers behind the Green New Deal. Brown allegedly an official position, said he did not know enough about the details of the plan to take, even though sound skeptical.

“I’ve never bought that in the play-off workers, against the environment, because what I’ve seen, is good environmental policy, more good jobs,” Brown said on the podcast “Pod Save America” in the last month.

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Meanwhile, former Vice-President, Joe Biden, has not taken a stance on the issue. A Biden spokesperson told Fox News he had no comment “at this time.”

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Other potential contenders, including former attorney General Eric Holder, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and even Hillary Clinton not responded to Fox News’ request for comment on whether they support the plan.

Fox News’ Kaylie Piecuch and Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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