Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’ becomes flash point for Pelosi
By ZACK COLMAN and ANTHONY ADRAGNA
Nancy Pelosi is facing an unexpected flare-up on climate change that is complicating relationships among House Democrats ahead of crucial leadership elections.
Incoming liberals, led by Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, are demanding Pelosi go beyond her promise to revive a select committee on global warming; they want her and the rest of the Democratic Caucus to back an ambitious plan to transition the economy to 100 percent renewable energy in a little more than a decade…
Sinema hit for not objecting to Schumer’s re-election as minority leader
By Lukas Mikelionis
Newly-elected Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema didn’t object to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s bid to continue leading the party, despite previously saying she wouldn’t support him if elected.
Sinema is facing criticism of breaking her campaign promise just days after she claimed victory against Republican Martha McSally in a tightly-contested race in Arizona.
“I am not going to vote for him,” Sinema told Politico in June, referring to the New York Democrat, casting herself as a moderate Democrat….