He wants to troll Democrats with a vote on the Green New Deal, but Democrats are calling his bluff.
Mitch McConnell's plan to troll Democrats could backfire right in his face.
McConnell and his Republican lackeys in the Senate have been patting themselves on the back for their plan to put the Green New Deal to a vote, thinking it will divide Democrats and put them on record on an issue the GOP believes will hurt them at the ballot box in 2020.
But Democrats plan to flip the script on McConnell, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer set to demand that McConnell admit climate change is a serious threat and that Congress needs to take action.
It's an attempt to expose Republicans as empty suits who are great at saying what they're against but have no actual ideas to solve the nation's most pressing problems.
"I challenge Leader McConnell to say that climate change is real, that it’s caused by humans, and that Congress needs to act," Schumer plans to say in a speech on the Senate floor on Thursday, according to excerpts published by the Washington Post. "This is what two-thirds of the American people agree with. Two-thirds."
Schumer will go on to point out that Republicans have not introduced a single bill that will address the problem of climate change.
"We're supposed to conduct the business of the nation," Schumer will say in the speech, the Washington Post reported. "We're supposed to tackle our country's greatest challenges. Climate change is probably the number one threat to the planet. And yet not a single Republican bill that addresses climate change in a meaningful way. Not one."
Republicans have been going berserk over the Green New Deal proposal, introduced last week by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts.
GOP lawmakers, along with Trump, have made absolutely ludicrous claims about what the proposal would do, falsely claiming that the deal would ban ice cream and cheeseburgers.
But Democrats won't sit idly by as Republicans spew this over-the-top rhetoric.
McConnell will now be forced to admit his party has no ideas to address a serious issue that voters care about. And it will be Democrats who get the last laugh.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.