Rep. Rashida Tlaib doubled-down on her full support for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal’ this week; vowing to move forward on the controversial legislation despite Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s opposition.
“What she says to me, you have to represent your district. She says this to every new member,” said Tlaib. “She’s never asked me to back down on any issue.”
“What’s incredible is even if she’s not jumping up and down for Medicare for all, we’re still proceeding with Medicare for all,” she added. “Is she endorsing the Green New Deal? No. But that hasn’t stopped us.”
Pelosi came under fire from liberal lawmakers earlier this year when she publicly criticized the ‘New Deal,’ saying “The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it right?”