Florida fake "Democrat" blocks AOC's Green New Deal, PUMAs celebrate!
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Democratic leaders on Thursday tapped Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) to head a revived U.S. House panel on climate change, all but ending a dramatic monthlong effort to establish a select committee on a Green New Deal.
Castor’s appointment came as a surprise to proponents of a Green New Deal. The move also kicked off a controversy as the six-term congresswoman dismissed calls to bar members who accept money from fossil fuel companies from serving on the committee, arguing it would violate free speech rights. <snip>
She then suggested that barring members who have accepted donations from the oil, gas and coal industries from serving on the committee could be unconstitutional.
“I don’t think you can do that under the First Amendment, really,” she said.
And the reaction over at SV??
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has just been told, “you don’t run the House of Representatives.” eom
Obviously not. The corporations do.
No problem for me… Perhaps Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and her supporters should establish their legislative bona-fides before demanding policy changes.
That quote is from the pathetic excuse for a human being who brags about being a wealthy Wall $treet shill.
AOC needs to take her seat next month, learn what it is like to be a Representative and speak up for what she believes in. She is one of hundreds.
Bet you never said that about a certain carpetbagger who walked into the Senate in 2001 with absoulutely ZERO experience, PUMA hypocrite.
And finally, a lone voice of reason…..
I’m not ok with those who take money from fossil fuel companies having any voice on a climate change oriented committee.
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy
December 21, 2018 at 12:11 PM #3292djean111Participant
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before progressives dominate Congress via the Democratic Party. I figured AOC would get slapped down, the DNC cannot afford to let the Big Money think a progressive will have even a miniscule effect on anything that affects profits or helps people and infrastructure. Until and unless that can be privatized. Bet they chortled and giggled, watching AOC think she would accomplish something. Betty Castor? Florida. Most of the Dems here are really Republicans.
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