Wallace and POTUS both failed to nail Biden at the Green New Deal moment.
Biden says “The Green New Deal will pay for itself.”
Doesn’t this basically mean the Biden Plan = the green new deal under a different name? pic.twitter.com/lTw3it4pSG
— Amazing Polly is FREE and will act like it (@99freemind) September 30, 2020
Former Vice-President Joe Biden said during Tuesday’s debate he does not support the Far-Left’s radical Green New Deal energy plan.
“The Green New Deal will pay for itself as we move forward,” Biden said. “We’re not going to build plants that, in fact, are great polluting plants.”
“But do you support the Green New Deal?” moderator Chris Wallace asks.
“No,” Biden answers. “I don’t support the Green New Deal. I support the Biden plan that I put forward…The Biden plan, which is different than what [President Trump] calls the radical Green New Deal.”
Biden’s own campaign website notes a different stance on the proposal however:
“Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face,” the websites states.
BIDEN tonight: “The Green New Deal is not my plan.”
BIDEN website: “Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework…”
So what is it, Joe? You can’t have it both ways.
Comrades Bernie and AOC, and the American people deserve an answer. https://t.co/o4CDirKzu3
— Ken Farnaso (@KLF) September 30, 2020
Even more awkward is that Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris of California is a co-sponsor of the legislation in Congress.
“We need a Green New Deal based in climate and environmental justice, which means building a clean economy that protects communities that have been neglected by policymakers for far too long,” Harris said in a statement last year when announcing her support for the preposterous trillion-dollar package.
“I’m proud to work with Congresswoman [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez on this comprehensive proposal, and I’m hopeful that it brings a Green New Deal closer to reality.”
It’s unclear which of these stances most accurately reflects Biden’s true position on the subject.