Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a video mocking Democratic senators for voting “present” on the Green New Deal.
McConnell, R-Ky., brought up the measure a vote on Tuesday, forcing members to go on record to either support or oppose the resolution.
Although several lawmakers, including 2020 Democratic candidates, have publicly voiced their support for the nonbinding resolution, not one voted in favor of it. Instead, 43 senators voted “present.”
The Senate voted on the Green New Deal today: 0 Yeas, 57 Nays, and 43 Senators voted PRESENT pic.twitter.com/nvcnXA7zPe
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) March 26, 2019
The video blasted out by McConnell features Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kamala Harris of California, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, as well as independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, among others, saying they would support, and vote “yes,” to the Green New Deal.
Read more at the Washington Examiner.