It also moves climate change into the spotlight as the US heads toward the 2020 presidential election. Among the proposals initially listed in the plan were moving away completely from oil, coal, and natural gas within ten years, creating a high-speed rail system to help eliminate air travel, and renovating every home in America. The result was much mockery and derision from critics on the right, concern and confusion from fans on the left, and her office quickly pulling the much-maligned FAQ document from her GND page.
Phillips began by asking if students supported Ocasio-Cortez's plan.
First, asking their original perception of the plan, students made clear that they were on board.
"I like that it's progressive, that it's gonna push the world forward".
"I frankly think we need to set our sights high", said the CT senator, who co-sponsored the Green New Deal resolution along with Sen.
His supporters in the meantime have been calling out the advocates of the proposal as hypocrites, who just pretend to care about climate while flying private jets, going as far as calling the Green movement "the new Red".
Cornell University Law School Professor Robert Hockett, who counsels Ocasio-Cortez on environmental initiatives, during an interview with Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" challenged the host after he was asked about one of the points on the list of frequently asked questions for Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, posted online.
"It doesn't sound like something I would be behind". Thinking it was real, Epshteyn began debating with the "confused" parody account.
It's a key goal for freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other outspoken liberals, though House Democratic leaders haven't embraced it wholesale, saying they worry about the logistical and political feasibility of meeting near-term targets.