Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas accused journalists of "disappearing" a problem with the Green New Deal.
The former Starbucks CEO who's exploring a 2020 presidential run as an independent said, "let's not just throw things against a wall because it's a good slogan or we get a press release."
The move is viewed as a political one, aimed at forcing rank-and-file Senate Democrats to take a stance on the proposed legislation.
A handful of Democratic senators already running for president have co-sponsored the legislation.
Senator Cory Booker from New Jersey on Friday tweeted that "we can do this" in reference to the Green New Deal, while Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from New York announced last week that she would be "co-sponsoring" the resolution.
"She did, in fact, invite me to be on the committee. So, I don't think that this is a snub," the New York congresswoman said.
The president said he was "alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country."
"You are the nominee to be head of the Environmental Protection Agency. You just, in your opening statement, did not mention the words 'climate change,'" said Sanders.
Scott Walker went after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter, which isn't always very smart.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also ripped Trump for not releasing his tax documents.
The Nordic countries Democrats so adore don't merely tax the hell out of the rich—they tax the hell out of everyone.
"But once you get to the tippie tops, on your $10 millionth, sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 percent or 70 percent," the freshman lawmaker said.
Nancy Pelosi's climate change message was received by several progressives with open arms, championing the new speaker for passionately addressing the issue.
With 12 years left to avert global climate change catastrophe, the public is more ready than ever for substantial reform, with legislation like the proposed New Green Deal.