The “Green New Deal” championed by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., does not address how it would be funded, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Wednesday, but Democrats should “put the money where their mouth is.”
“You don’t fix any of the problems they are addressing by a total takeover and destroying our economy,” McDaniel told Fox News “Outnumbered Overtime.” “You’ve got China out there, you’ve got India, they are not coming to the table. You don’t put the country that is leading on these issues on the back burner by destroying our economy and taking over healthcare and education.”
But she stressed the money to pay for the ideas would eventually come from taxpayers.
“They have made a centerpiece of many of their announcements,” she said. “Let’s get them on the record. Democrats are for moving toward socialism, total government takeover of every aspect of our economy, telling Americans what they can do from Washington, and Republicans are for capitalism and allowing entrepreneurship and innovation and our country to grow and jobs to come back and we just to grow.
“Those are the two-star choices they are putting forward.”
McDaniel also pushed back Wednesday at a campaign in Kentucky to oust Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., replacing him with liberal Amy McGrath.
“She’s very extreme,” McDaniel said. “She compared President [Donald] Trump winning to 9/11. She would not denounce abortions on the due date in the ninth month . . . go ahead, Chuck Schumer. Spend all your money in Kentucky so we can win other Senate seats . . . Mitch Mcconnell is not in trouble, but I love Chuck Schumer picking Kentucky as a battleground state.”