"Who here liked it when Joe Biden said he was middle of the road on climate policy?" asked Alexandra Rojas, executive director of Justice Democrats, a left-wing campaign group that is attacking Biden on social media.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted "middle-of-the-road" approaches on climate change, an apparent criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden. "Nothing middle of the road". Sanders", he said. "I know she also has positive feelings toward Sen. The previous day, during a campaign stop in New Hampshire, Biden had reiterated that, but said any approach needed to be "rational" and cost-effective.
As the segment wrapped, the "one lucky guy" Juan Williams defended the freshman Democratic Rep, saying "On AOC very quickly the idea that we are all talking about the Green New Deal, environmental policy...that's her doing".
The Green New Deal has been blocked in the Senate, and the House refuses to take it up, but activists and politicians who back the sweeping plan to address climate change are pushing to make it a top issue in the 2020 campaign.
McDowell expressed her fear that Ocasio-Cortez's proposed Green New Deal would put "millions" of energy industry employees out of work and raise gas prices by $5 before offering the NY "socialist" a veiled piece of beauty "advice".
Really no way to see that comment other than a dig at Ocasio-Cortez.
Biden said he would be making a "major speech" to detail his environmental policy by the end of the month. Biden has not supported the Green New Deal, which might be because labor unions oppose the bill.
The Sunrise Movement says it is eager to hear Biden's plans and hopeful that he'll align himself with the national grassroots campaign, presidential candidates including Sens. Referring to wind and solar power and other renewable energy sources, Markey said, "Give us some of that socialism that the oil and industry has been enjoying for so long".
The tension was on display Monday night as a large crowd of liberal activists repeatedly booed references to a report that the former vice president would seek a "middle ground" on what they consider a defining issue among the crowded Democratic field. AOC co-authored the congressional resolution the Green New Deal which has also been a subject of much ridicule on many conservative opinion programs on Fox News...such as Outnumbered. The Sunrise Movement held an event for the final stop of the "Road to a Green New Deal" tour to "explore what the pain of the climate crisis looks like in D.C. and for the country and what the promise of the Green New Deal means".