On Thursday, Nancy Pelosi was asked about the so-called “Green New Deal” backed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others (including the early 2020 Dem presidential field), and the House Speaker obviously didn’t want to commit to anything:
“It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive,” Pelosi told us. “The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it right?”
— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) February 7, 2019
But, as Sen. Hyde-Smith pointed out, don’t take Pelosi’s dismissal as a sign of anything, considering past performance:
Better watch out. Not knowing what’s in something has never stopped them before. https://t.co/JBZQhOn1kE
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) February 7, 2019
Bingo! “We have to pass it to find out what’s in it” is still seared into everybody’s memory.
Remember Obamacare whipped through congress, with a fraction of time to read it if at all & Pelosi said just pass it then you can read it.
— PolHistMaven (@PolHistMaven) February 7, 2019
Ouch. ? https://t.co/e6d8YGX33Y
— Scubdog (@scubdog) February 7, 2019
— SilverLake Surfer (@SL_Surfer) February 7, 2019
Better late than never!