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Booker on Why He Didn’t Vote for The Green New Deal: It Wasn’t A Real Plan

"I will not play his cynical, political games," Booker said, referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

By NTK Staff | 03.28.2019 @9:23am

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) explained that he voted “present” on the Green New Deal earlier this week because he said he only wanted to vote on real plans during a CNN presidential town hall on Wednesday.

CNN’s Don Lemon asked Booker why, if he supports the Green New Deal, he voted present on the bill when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) brought the resolution to the Senate floor for a vote earlier in the week.

“Because I don’t need to play on Mitch McConnell’s terms, who until recently failed to even admit that there was a crisis,” Booker said. “And the cynicism that they’re showing by not putting real plans on the Senate floor to deal with this crisis – things, again, that Americans agree on.”

“Mitch McConnell is not showing any ideas or unifying the Senate to move forward when there’s a lot of territory to do that. I will not play his cynical, political games. I’m going to be a leader that actually puts real solutions into legislation to deal with the climate crisis,” Booker said.

 

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