A prominent Massachusetts attorney has announced her intention to primary longtime Sen. Ed Markey (D., Mass.), who has represented the state in Congress since 1976 when he was first elected to the state’s 7th Congressional District.
Democratic state senator Juan Mendez (Ariz.) on Monday called for Arizona to adopt provisions of the Green New Deal because he wants to be “part of the generation that kills golf” and the “greedy parts of the agriculture business industry.”
Sen. Ed Markey (D., Mass.) is expected to do something remarkable Tuesday afternoon. After warning of the world-ending emergency that is climate change, and introducing a bill alongside leftist upstart Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) to introduce a Green New Deal, Markey will abstain from voting in favor of his own bill when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) brings it to the floor.
In an letter to Green New Deal originators Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D., Mass.), AFL-CIO representatives wrote that the proposal is “not achievable or realistic.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said in an interview published Wednesday the Green New Deal “goes beyond what our charge is” on climate change and has an agenda that is “not what we hope to achieve.”