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Republican Senator Says Media ‘Stalin-Like’ In What It Didn’t Tell You About Green New Deal

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton is calling the mainstream media “complicit” in selling the Democratic Green New Deal, which seeks to create an America bereft of cars, air travel and maybe even “farting cows” within the next decade.

Cotton was on The Hugh Hewitt Show Tuesday to say the media deliberately didn’t tell people what Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s environmental proposal really contained, according to its FAQ backgrounder as well, including apparent promises of jobs and vacations for “all people of the United States,” even those “unwilling to work.”

Cotton says the FAQ backgrounder was deliberately suppressed by sympathetic media, while being pulled off the website by Ocasio-Cortez’s staff. (RELATED: Trump Shreds Green New Deal, Says It Reads Like Failed ‘High School Paper’)

Sen. Tom Cotton walks to a closed briefing on intelligence matters on Capitol Hill on December 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Sen. Tom Cotton walks to a closed briefing on intelligence matters on Capitol Hill on Dec. 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Cotton suggested most media just pretended those uncomfortable policies didn’t exist, and compared it to the way Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin was fond of having former political friends he had executed airbrushed out of photographs.

“I understand the Democrats that proposed this immediately tried to retract that white paper that went along with their resolution,” Cotton charged. “And too many people in the media have been complicit in the Stalin-like or 1984 technique of disappearing it, sending it down the memory hole.” (RELATED: Mark Steyn Ridicules ‘Totalitarian’ Green New Deal With Tucker Carlson)

President Donald Trump has welcomed the document and says the Democrats should swallow it wholeheartedly because it’s an electoral poison pill. Hewitt wondered if all those enthusiastic Democrats have actually taken the time to read the document.

EL PASO, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 11: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum on February 11, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Trump continues his campaign for a wall to be built along the border as the Democrats in Congress are asking for other border security measures. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum on Feb. 11, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

“Sure. I mean, Hugh, it’s pretty remarkable that when these Democrats put out the Green New Deal last week that you had many Democrats running for president leap onto a proposal that was going to confiscate every privately owned vehicle in America within a decade and ban air travel so we could all drive or ride around on high-speed light rail, supposedly powered by unicorn tears, yes,” Cotton told Hewitt.

Trump suggested Monday at a rally in El Paso, Texas that the deal could cost more than $100 trillion. Cotton suggested Americans should pay particular attention to the proposal because it represents the state of the Democratic Party in 2019.

“But this is where their heart lies,” he said. “They believe that Americans driving around in trucks on farms, or commuting from the suburbs where they can have a decent home into the city to work are a fundamental threat to the world.”

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