Sen. Chris Murphy Tells Tapper the Ocasio-Cortez ‘Green New Deal’ Plan is ‘Absolutely Realistic’

Posted on February 10, 2019 12:27 pm

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The “Green New Deal” dreamed up by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) gained unexpected steam in D.C. over the last week as experienced Democrat legislators signed on to the aggressive liberal progressive smorgasbord despite misgivings from both sides of the aisle and no clear picture on how it might actually be paid for.

Among those endorsers was Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), who told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday that the plan is “absolutely realistic.”

“You co-sponsored a resolution outlining a ‘green new deal’ in the Senate that calls for a sweeping overhaul of the entire U.S. Economy in ten