Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said he would bring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal to the Senate floor for a vote. This would force Democrats to take a position on the issue, including many 2020 presidential candidates to vote on a resolution that Republicans have panned as a “socialist manifesto”.
The GOP believes it can exploit Democrats’ vote on this issue as part of an effort to paint the entire party as radical, and too-far left.
The resolution, which has been endorsed by several political aspirants, has next to no chance of passing the Senate. They also seek to drive a wedge among Democrats on the issue.