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The 3 Democrats Who Voted Against the Green New Deal

They contributed to its decisive defeat in the Senate on Tuesday, 57–0.
Source: Andrew Harnik / Reuters

The Senate rejected the Green New Deal on Tuesday, in a decisive 57–0 vote that Democrats decried as a political stunt meant to divide their caucus.

All the Republican senators opposed the measure. They were joined by four senators who caucus with the Democrats—Senator Joe Manchin, from the coal-heavy state of West Virginia, along with Senators Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, Doug Jones of Alabama, and Angus King of Maine.

Uniting the four dissenters: a sense that the Green New Deal, in its current form, is neither practical nor attainable.

“I agree with proponents of the Green New Deal that we need

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