While Kentucky’s Democrat gubernatorial candidates have remained silent about their party’s embrace of the “Green New Deal,” – a left-wing plan that would reportedly subsidize those “unwilling to work” and make motor vehicles essentially obsolete, along with numerous other radical proposals – the architect of the program is planning a visit to the Bluegrass State.
The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that self-described socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the Green New Deal’s writers and chief proponents, announced that she will travel to Kentucky. Her visit raises questions for Andy Beshear, Adam Edelen, and Rocky Adkins as they seek the Democrat nomination for governor.
“With Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez coming to Kentucky to push her far-left plan estimated to cost $93 trillion and destroy the nation’s economy, it’s past time for the Democrats running for governor to speak up,” said RGA Deputy Communications Director John Burke. “Do Andy Beshear, Adam Edelen, and Rocky Adkins support the Green New Deal and would they accept Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement on the campaign trail? Kentucky voters deserve answers.”
Will Beshear, Edelen, and Adkins appear with Ocasio-Cortez, or will they continue to refuse to stand up to the increasingly extreme leaders of their party? Kentucky’s coal industry could hang in the balance.