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House Democrat Rep. John Delaney lays out his vision for America, ‘Fox News @ Night.’
BEDFORD, N. H. – John Delaney is not your typical 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
With many of his rivals for the nomination to be running on the left side, the former Congressman from Maryland, is the spin-off of a moderate way, and taking aim at two of the top wish-list items for the progressive base — the Green New Deal, and “Medicare for all.”
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And he’s not the only one. While all of the other Senate Democrats signed up to run for President under the Green New Deal, the possible presidential candidate and Ohio sen. Sherrod Brown of his decision not defended on Tuesday: “I need to co-sponsor every bill, the others think that you need to show a co-sponsor of my progressive policy.”
Speaking at a Breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, Brown also said he sees the expansion of Medicare to Americans age 50 and older as a practical step, as the motion directly to single-payer health care.
Delaney has noted, when speaking on Tuesday morning at a “politics and eggs,” a must stop in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire. Delaney called for a “sense of common purpose and unity,” and described himself as a centrist,” which I think is a dirty word.”
The longshot for the nomination, the fight launched his White house bid in July of 2017 – just six months in Donald Trump’s presidency to underscore his own push, climate change, advertises to implement his bill, a carbon tax.
But he took aim on the Green New Deal, the sweeping proposal aims to transform the economy of the country to combat climate change-while the adoption of a series of new health and social programs.
“I really don’t think the Green New Deal is the right way to go,” he beamed. “I’ve certainly the fact that there is a lot of attention to this incredibly important question, but I don’t know, the idea that it is more difficult to have something done about climate change.”
“If we want to actually make a difference on climate change, we need to do something immediately, and it has to be great. And there are some things we can do are great right away,” he told reporters. “So let’s not do things to make it harder. If it is indeed climate change to universal health care bind, then make them do it five times harder, everything on climate change.”
Delaney’s attitude brings him directly into conflict with many of his White house rivals. Seven senators, either by clicking for the democratic presidential nomination, or serious commandments have signed on as co-sponsors of the Green New Deal, which was announced last week, the freshman progressive rising star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez New York, and veteran Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts.
In health care, Delaney called for fixing the Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare, and said that if he’d chosen to “roll-out plan for universal coverage, health care is a right.”
But he criticised the “Medicare-for-all” – he points to the “bill, currently in the United States Senate, which I think is good policy.”
“I think we should use Medicare as a model without a Medicare-for-all,” he added.
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Delaney, the incident that he said “the third rank of the most bipartisan in the Congress” during his three terms on Capitol Hill,: “I’m basically a fundamentally different breed” than his Democratic rivals. “My campaign is about solving problems, focusing on the future and brings the country together. So I’m a unifier, not a divider, a problem-solver, the no-pole mover.”
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Asked by Fox News if many of the other Democratic White house hopefuls are too far to the left, Delaney said: “I think I was the only one running as a problem solver am. And I think there are two ways to the presidency. You can try to divide, and create some goals that are unrealistic. I think this is wrong … or you can actually try to unify the country.”
Delaney also for a minute, the President of Trump beat said: “I think our current President is the divider-in-chief in many ways. I think he’s waking up every day and tries to split the country. But I don’t even blame him, because I think that the punctuation of decades of terrible policy.”
He warned frosty political future, the country “may be looking for in a world, where any political dispute could be taken in the future, with violent protests outside the capital.”
And he called the President on the floor of the house of representatives every three months to answer questions that members of Congress live on national TV.
The 55-year-old Delaney was born and raised in northern New Jersey to working-class parents. He succeeded as a banking entrepreneur and is worth nearly $90 million, which made him one of the richest members of the U.S. House during his three terms in Congress.
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Delaney’s appearance at “politics and eggs”, came during a jam-packed three-day tour through New Hampshire, his 14th trip to the state since the Start of his campaign for the presidency.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.