U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, comments on the Green New Deal:
"Our national debt topped $22 trillion last month, and some in Washington still refuse to accept the fact that we are in a full-blown crisis. The Green New Deal is nothing more than a Socialist wish list that could cost the American people tens of trillions of dollars and would crush our economy. Not a single Senate Democrat was willing to go on the record today in support of this radical proposal. I never dreamed we'd be debating socialism versus capitalism in America during my lifetime, but Washington has reached a new low. Instead of wasting time on outrageous "spend-now, spend-later, spend-often' policies, we have to get serious about tackling the debt crisis before it's too late."