As the Huffington Post reported, one of the first things the Democratic leadership did this week was to dump the Green New Deal.
Instead the “revived” committee on climate change will be headed by Rep Kathy Castor. The “six-term congresswoman dismissed calls to bar members who accept money from fossil fuel companies from serving on the committee, arguing it would violate free speech rights.”
If this sounds like something out of an old episode of Veep that’s because it is. Check out the “Green Jobs” task force, which was a running joke in Season One. When Julia Louis-Dreyfuss did it on HBO, it was funny. Now, it’s just sad.