Dem Sen. Bennet: McConnell 'Trying to Trap People' By Putting 'Green New Deal' Up for Vote
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) said Wednesday on "The Daily Briefing" that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is "trying to trap" lawmakers by putting the controversial "Green New Deal" up for a vote.
The comprehensive and costly legislation is being chiefly sponsored by Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
"I certainly am looking at the resolution," Bennet, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, said when asked whether he supports the measure.
Bennet said McConnell's decision to put the bill on the floor for a vote is based on the fact he is "the most strategic person in Washington."
"He's trying to trap people on either side of that," Bennet said before calling for his fellow Democrats to be as strategic as McConnell without being "as malevolent as he is."
Separately, Bennet called for the abolition of the electoral college, calling it "antiquated."
"It belonged two centuries ago," Bennet said. "I think we ought to have direct election of our president."
Bennet's state of Colorado recently considered a measure that would award the Centennial State's electoral votes to the overall winner of the national popular vote -- regardless of how Coloradans voted.
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