In an unusual rebuttal to the President’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) scolded Biden for not enacting Green New Deal-like policies into law.
Tlaib called out Biden for failing to pass his Build Back Better agenda, which includes large aspects of the Green New Deal. She claimed enacting Green New Deal-like policies would increase union jobs, a goal Biden has promised to deliver.
“With the Green New Deal we rebuild our country by creating millions of unions jobs in the clean energy industry of the future,” she lamented about the stalled legislation. “With the majority of the Build Back Better agenda stalled, Mr. President, our work is unfinished,” she continued, calling to continue the “fight for environmental justice.”
“We are ready to jumpstart our work again,” she added. “Imagine turning the rust belt into the green belt that is the center of American jobs and innovation for the next century.”
Biden didn’t even mention the Green New Deal in his speech to Congress Tuesday night.