Francis on AOC's Green New Deal: 'Don't Think She Realizes' It'll Be 'War on Working-Class'
Melissa Francis said Monday on "Outnumbered" that the sponsors of the "Green New Deal" -- which include Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) -- don't realize that the people they want to help will be most hurt by the bill.
Francis said some Democrats notice that and are "not on board" with the Green New Deal. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said that the bullet points in the bill are "value statements" and conversation starters.
Francis said that the Green New Deal would hurt lower-income and working class people most, including those who work in trades.
She said that by eliminating fuel sources, it would hurt people who work in and depend on gasoline in their daily lives.
"It's such an elitist idea," Francis said. "[They] don't take into mind when energy prices go up [they] hurt the lower, working-class people most."
She said that it's "interesting" to see so many Democrats embrace the Green New Deal, and that Ocasio-Cortez "doesn't even realize" that it would result in so much pain for her base and those she "claims to represent."
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