Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) co-sponsored the “Green New Deal” legislation introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Thursday, even though the plan had already been widely mocked.
Almost every other candidate for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020 has also endorsed a “Green New Deal,” though Harris appeared to be the first to endorse Ocasio-Cortez’s specific legislation.
The bill released by Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) is a socialist wish list. It calls for moving the U.S. to 100% renewable energy within ten years — while at the same time creating a government-guaranteed job for every American. The bill proposes phasing out air travel, “upgrading all existing buildings in the United States,” and other radical proposals — without any plan to pay for the “transformation” of the entire American economy.