Karl Rove, former White House deputy chief of staff, blasted the proposal by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., for a Green New Deal and called it a “laundry list of lunatic ideas.”
His comments came Wednesday during an interview on the Fox News show, “America’s Newsroom.”
“She has a deeply ideological view that we’re all going to die unless we do what she tells us to do,” he said. “She put out a fact sheet on her website that listed off the things that they would do. They would literally kill oil and natural gas, coal and nuclear within 10 years in order to get to what's called zero emissions. So, people set this as a goal of trying to get to zero emissions by 2050 and even then, the scientists were saying it would be difficult to do.
"Nobody, who I’m aware of, who has a reputation worth anything, suggests that we can do it within 10 years without disrupting our American economy. We’re going to retrofit every house. We're going to transform manufacturing and agriculture, God knows what that means. This is a laundry list of lunatic ideas.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he will hold a vote on the proposal and looked forward to Democratic members going on record to support a plan the GOP has lambasted as unacceptably radical.
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