Democrats now may have their own Tea Party copy cat movement to deal with….
Something they do NOT need as they try to get their act together to deal with Donald Trump for the next 2 years while getting ready for the 2020 Presidential election….
There where Capital Police arrests of protesters….
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t hang around to get arrested…..
More than 200 youth activists, flanked by Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, flooded House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office this morning urging Democrats to act more decisively on climate change.
Capitol Police began arresting protesters when they refused to disperse after a few hours outside Pelosi’s office in the Cannon House Office Building. Organizers said about 50 protesters were arrested. Pelosi said she welcomed the protest and called on the police “to allow them to continue to organize and participate in our democracy.”
Ocasio-Cortez, who left before the arrests began, said she was there to support the protesters and encourage Pelosi to listen to them. Ocasio-Cortez has not made clear yet whether she’ll back Pelosi for speaker when Democrats hold leadership elections later this month, though noted today she’s “looking forward to us working together.”
“We need a Green New Deal and we need to get to 100 percent renewables because our lives depend on it,” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters. “The IPCC themselves, they say we have 10 years left and I — not just as an elected member, but as a 29-year-old woman — am thinking not just about what we are going to accomplish in the next two years but the America that we’re going to live in in the next 30 years.”
The Green New Deal has become a rallying cry for liberals who want to build out renewable energy through a big infrastructure and jobs package, though there are few specific plans on what it might entail. Protesters outside Pelosi’s office held signs asking, “what is your plan?”
Pelosi, though, will have to balance the desires of the party’s liberal wing and more moderate Democrats, all while keeping options open for the eventual White House nominee….