Hannity decries Green New Deal as 'economically guaranteed-to-be-devastating'

Fox News host Sean Hannity offered a scathing review of the proposed Green New Deal backed by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezIllinois GOP group shares, then deletes meme labeling minority congresswomen 'Jihad Squad' Trump's calculated climate of fear Two Democrats vow to press forward on Trump impeachment MORE (D), calling it a “horrific — frightening, frankly — piece of legislation.” 

“She’s calling it the Green New Deal. Now, everything we have been saying about the new radical extreme Democratic Party — what they were hiding in 2018 — now it’s all in writing and it might be even worse than we thought,” Hannity began during a Thursday segment on his show.

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“Just hours ago, Ocasio-Cortez put together one of the most dangerous, impractically misguided, economically guaranteed-to-be-devastating plans ever championed by any American politician,” Hannity continued, further saying that the plan, if ever passed, would be “guaranteed to fail and the results will be disastrous for the American people.”

“I promise you [that] you might be thinking this is fake news — it is not. This is a real proposal, real ideas from real lawmakers in the new radical extreme democratic socialist party of America, beyond dangerous, beyond scary,” Hannity said.

Ocasio-Cortez introduced her proposal on Thursday. The measure aims to create millions of “good, high-wage jobs” by striving for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

While the measure has met opposition from many Republicans, a number of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls and potential candidates — including Sens. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandHarris faces pressure to define policy proposals Democratic strategist predicts most 2020 candidates will drop out in late fall The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump hits media over 'send her back' coverage MORE (N.Y.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerTrump tweets, rally chant dominate Sunday shows as president continues attacks Sunday shows - Fallout over Trump tweets Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' MORE (N.J.), Kamala Harris (Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — have already said they will sponsor the plan.

Co-sponsors of the bill in the House also include Reps. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Joseph Neguse (D-Colo.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.).

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the companion bill in the Senate.