This is stunning! Seeing an MSNBC anchor call out a fellow climate change traveler for her hypocrisy. I wonder what’s next – that these true believers on Cable News will figure out that the politicians they love are just that – politicians. That they don’t actually believe any of this crap?
from the Blaze:
MSNBC’s Katy Tur presses Sen. Hirono after no Dem votes for Green New Deal: ‘you’re trying to have it both ways’
After no Democratic senator voted in favor of the Green New Deal on Tuesday, the party line was to blame Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for trying to divide the party with a “show vote.”
While that may be true to some extent, a show vote is still a vote, and it’s contradictory to say you support a bill while also refusing to vote “yes” on it. Particularly if you’ve been saying that bill is critical to the future of mankind.
MSNBC’s Katy Tur called out Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) on this contradiction during an interview Tuesday, trying to get the senator to explain what good it does to simply vote “present.”
“Why did so many Democrats vote ‘present’ on it instead of voting ‘yes’ for it?” Tur asked Hirono.
“Because this was just a sham so-called debate by Mitch McConnell,” Hirono responded. “He wanted to divide the Democrats. The bottom line is that the Green New Deal is an aspirational document that says we recognize the science behind climate change, unlike Trump and the Republicans and all the climate deniers who want to stick their heads in the sand and make believe that climate change is not happening.”