New York Democrat Max Rose is declaring war on Ocasio-Cortez, daring her to primary him. He also took shots at the Green New Deal. The Daily Caller reports:
Democratic New York Rep. Max Rose says the Green New Deal isn’t really about saving the environment as much as it is “a lie to voters” that will usher in “massive socialist” spending and restrictions.
Rose was speaking Tuesday to MetroFocus, discussing both the Green New Deal, and its primary promoter, fellow Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whom he said can try beating him in his nomination with a challenger.
Although Rose, who is Jewish, says he’s all for fighting climate change and says “this is not the time for milquetoast incrementalism,” he doesn’t think the Green New Deal would be effective or necessary.
“But with that being said, nothing about what I just said would provide a justification for a massive socialist economic policy platform,” he added. “Just not needed.”
Rose is proof that there is still a centrist wing of the Democrat party. It remains to be seen if Ocasio-Cortez’s ideas win in the party.