Utah Sen. Mike Lee mocked the Green New Deal, and offered his lighthearted suggestions for living under the proposed new laws.

Lee, offering hints of sarcasm, produced large scale images of imaginative ways to get around the harsh restrictions that would be imposed if the deal, co-sponsored by Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is passed.

Lee said that fear has become an "all too prevalent quality in American political discourse," noting fear of socialism, climate change, and his own ability to "get through this speech with a straight face."

He said that the speech aimed to "consider the Green New Deal with the seriousness it deserves."

Lee's aide then produced a picture of President Reagan seated atop a velociraptor, firing a machine gun with a rocket launcher strapped to his back and a tattered American flag in the dinosaur's mouth.

Lee said that the image invoked "stirring, unmistakable patriotism" with its depiction of the "climactic battle of the Cold War." 

"In real life, there was no climactic battle... with or without a velociraptor," Lee said, noting that the Cold War ended without anyone "firing a shot."

He said that such a distinction is merely a "quibble" that has as much to do with "overcoming Communism in the 20th Century as the Green New Deal has to do with overcoming climate change in the 21st."


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Lee said that in order to deal with the Green New Deal's "prominent goal" of virtually eliminating air travel, people in the urban northeast may not be hard hit.

But, he said that in Alaska, citizens will have to depend on Tauntauns -- "reptile mammals from the ice planet of Hoth."

Lee said that the "hairy, bipedal species of space lizards offer their own benefits" when it gets cold in the Last Frontier as well.

To get to Hawaii, Lee said he would have to employ giant seahorses as featured in "Superfriends" comics, and hope and pray that China or Russia would not beat them in that endeavor.

"We must not allow a 'giant seahorse' gap," he said.

In regard to the reported tenet of the Deal that involves "fully getting rid of flatulating cows," Lee said that "if they think the cows smell bad, wait until they get a whiff of the seahorses."

Ocasio-Cortez blasted Lee's remarks, saying he wasted time and money to "print Aquaman posters" to mock climate change.

Speaking on "Fox & Friends," Lee responded to Ocasio-Cortez's mockery

"She proposed something that would be horrible for the American economy," said Lee, noting the proposal is so "unserious" that few Democrats will even vote for it. 


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