Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) angrily denounced Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and the rest of the Republicans for forcing Democrats to vote on the "Green New Deal" proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
Schumer called the plan to force Democrats to vote on the climate change resolution a "sham" and a "diversion."
"I heard Leader McConnell knocking the Green New Deal," Schumer said on the floor of the Senate Wednesday.
"I would ask the leader, and we're gonna keep asking him and every Republican in this chamber what they would do about climate change, about global warming," he continued. "So Leader McConnell, do you believe that climate change, global warming, is real?"
Schumer added two more questions about climate change he said Republicans had not answered yet.
"Until Leader McConnell and his Republican majority answer those questions, the games they are playing here will have no meaning!" he exclaimed.
"This is not a debate!" he added. "It's a diversion, it's a sham!"
The plan was mocked mercilessly on social media after Ocasio-Cortez released a FAQ document with bizarre ideas and phrases in support of the plan. It was later deleted from her website after the ridicule.
McConnell referred to the resolution as a "fantasy novel masquerading as public policy" and challenged Democrats to go on the record if they support it.
"It's clear what we have here," McConnell added. "It's the far-left's Santa Claus wish list dressed up to look like serious policy. Now, bad ideas are nothing new… silly proposals come and go. But the philosophies and the ideas behind this textbook socialism are not just foolish.
"They're dangerous," he concluded.
Here's the video of Schumer's anger:
Schumer: Voting on the Green New Deal Is a 'Sham' www.youtube.com