"If you're a rich liberal from maybe NY or California, it sounds great because you can afford to retrofit your home or build a new home that has zero emissions, that's energy efficient", Duffy said.
Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate forced the vote as they seek to turn the Green New Deal into a wedge issue in the 2020 elections. He warned that the American public could begin to associate efforts to combat climate change with lower job opportunities and higher taxes and utility bills if Democrats propose solutions that entail bold action.
"You want to tell people that their concern and their desire for clean air and clean water are elitist?"
Payne said he has lived in Harlem and talked personally and statistically about the reasons why there are a number of asthma cases in the neighborhoods of Harlem and the South Bronx.
"Tell that to the families in Flint whose kids have their blood ascending in lead levels, their brains are damaged for the rest of their lives", she continued.
The measure needed 60 votes to advance but was blocked when all Senate Republicans and four Senate Democrats opposed it.
Sponsored by hotshot New York Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders, who all cosponsored the resolution, didn't vote in favor of it after trumpeting their support to help drum up donations?
"I rise today to consider the Green New Deal with the seriousness it deserves", he said tongue-in-cheek, before displaying a series of fantastical images on a nearby easel meant to suggest that the Democrats' proposal shouldn't be taken seriously at all. "This is serious. This should not be a partisan issue, this is about our constituents and all of our lives".
Lee said, "I reacted to the [idea] that some have suggested that people shouldn't have children in light of climate change. And we're either going to decide if we're going to pay to react, or if we're going to pay to be proactive".
"I'm not immediately afraid of what carbon emissions unaddressed might do to our environment in the near future, or our civilization or our planet in the next few years", Lee said during a Senate debate.
Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said Democrats were being hypocritical by refusing to vote for their own plan.
After an awkward few months spent halfheartedly trying to rebrand himself as a progressive, 2020 presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper seems to be once again embracing his identity as a moderate - starting with two of the issues that dogged him throughout his two terms as Colorado's governor: fossil fuels and climate change. "The solution to so many of our problems at all times and in all places is to fall in love, get married and have some kids". Our jobs aren't for campaigning, & that's exactly what these bluff-votes are for, ' she wrote on Twitter on Friday. Ocasio-Cortez shot back, noting that a year ago, she'd been bartending in Manhattan.