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.”
Sen. Ed Markey (D., Mass.) railed against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R., Ky.) decision to call the Green New Deal resolution to a vote, legislation he co-sponsored along with freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.).