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-CortezNew York hates Amazon Tech looks for lessons from Amazon HQ2 fight 'Tax-the-rich' policies are all the rage in the US 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 GillibrandSenate Dems introduce bill to prevent Trump from using disaster funds to build wall Klobuchar, O'Rourke visit Wisconsin as 2020 race heats up Sherrod Brown pushes for Medicare buy-in proposal in place of 'Medicare for all' MORE (N.Y.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerKlobuchar, O'Rourke visit Wisconsin as 2020 race heats up Sherrod Brown pushes for Medicare buy-in proposal in place of 'Medicare for all' Harris off to best start among Dems in race, say strategists, donors 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.