Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's call for a proposed "Green New Deal" to protect the environment "seems pointless," Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said Friday.
"It is quite rich for Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez to point out the fact that we need to ruin our economy and stop all air travel and stop all cars in several years when she said the world will end in 12 years anyway," Gidley told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "The whole thing seems pointless."
Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., are teaming up for the plan, announced Thursday, which calls to eliminate the country's carbon footprint by 2030. Their joint resolution sets a goal of meeting 100 percent of the U.S. power demand through "clean, renewable and zero-emission energy sources."
Trump, though, has "single-handedly" turned around the economy, said Gidley. "Democrats are running on crushing all these gains...the line has been drawn here. The American people got to see what the Democrats didn't stand up for. They didn't stand up for America's greatness and this new green deal has no chance of going anywhere."
Gidley also on Friday pushed back at Democrats' investigations into Trump and his administraion, saying they'll waste time and money if they go ahead.
"The president outlined a message at the State of the Union which was very clear," he said. "They can choose America's greatness or they can choose to move forward this country and help out the American people."