(TargetLiberty.org) – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., defended her reintroduction of the Green New Deal on Sunday claiming that while the bill was “massive,” the climate change threat is even bigger.
During an interview on Sunday with MSNBC host Jen Psaki, Ocasio-Cortez commented on the reintroduction of her Green New Deal arguing that this was the time to bring important changes to the American workforce.
Psaki started by asking Ocasio-Cortez about the reintroduction, stating that this is one of the “big, expensive new programs” which is why it has been met by opposition. She proceeded to ask how it is possible to convince others that the climate threat is real and there is a need to take action.
In response, Ocasio-Cortez claimed that while it is important to “acknowledge that the scale and the scope of what we are proposing is massive” the climate crisis has an “even bigger” scale and scope. She added that it was important for them to be “proactive about very aggressively and transformationally addressing our infrastructure, our workforce, our preparation for the climate crisis,” adding that without those steps the cost of the climate crisis was going to be even bigger.
Last week, Ocasio-Cortez reintroduced her trillion-dollar Green New Deal, which analysts have estimated could cost up to $92.9 trillion if passed.
The Democrats, led by Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., have argued that this legislation would help “tackle the climate crisis” with a decade-long mobilization which could help create jobs. They have further argued that the bill would help strengthen U.S. infrastructure and deal with pollution.
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