Green New Deal, 'Medicare-for-all' draw fresh scrutiny from other 2020 Dems

Green New Deal, 'Medicare-for-all' draw fresh scrutiny from other 2020 Dems

While every other Senate Democrat running for president has signed onto the Green New Deal, potential presidential candidate and Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown defended his decision not to on Tuesday: "I don't need to co-sponsor every bill that others think they need to co-sponsor to show my progressive politics."

The longshot for the nomination who launched his White House bid in July of 2017 – just six months into Donald Trump’s presidency – highlighted his own push to combat climate change, touting his bill to implement a carbon tax.

If you actually tie climate change to universal health care, then you’re making it five times harder to do anything on climate change.”

Seven senators either running for the Democratic presidential nomination or seriously weighing bids have signed on as co-sponsors to the Green New Deal, which was announced last week by freshman progressive rising star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and veteran Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts.

On health care, Delaney called for fixing the Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare, and said if elected he would “roll out a plan for universal care, which would make health care a right.”

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