Brian Kilmeade: The Green New Deal would "result in a total grinding to a halt [of] America as an economic and military power"
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From the February 13 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): There's been a lot of hype around the Green New Deal, I don't know if you heard. But will it hold up in Congress?
STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Well we'll soon find out where senators stand because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced yesterday he plans to bring the sweeping Green New Deal to a vote in the Senate.
AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): In the meantime what do the voters think about it? Fox News contributor and editor-in-chief of Campus Reform Lawrence Jones went to D.C to find out.
DOOCY: Well, aside from the language, a lot of people loved it until they found out about it.
LAWRENCE JONES (CAMPUS REFORM): Yeah, because who hates steak? We invented hamburgers, all right? There is nothing more anti --
DOOCY: Wait, we did?
JONES: Yes. There’s nothing more anti-American than getting rid of steaks. But seriously, on a serious note; getting rid of planes? Even the senator from Hawaii was questioning this. Nancy Pelosi calls it the new dream deal. A lot of this stuff is not practical. But I think what we should really hone in is this is FDR style, and the liberals --
DOOCY: Big government.
JONES: The Democrats say that they are for minorities. We know what the New Deal did for a lot of minorities, the red lines, doubling the taxes. That's a big problem.
KILMEADE: Lawrence, the New Deal came because America's economy had grind to a halt. The system was breaking down. There was no social safety net. So they did emergency action, so the emergency action that this would do would result in a total grinding to a halt America as an economic and military power. How does that help solve environmental issues?
JONES: Well, it doesn’t.