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Mike Lee makes fun of the Green New Deal using Reagan riding a dinosaur, Star Wars tauntauns and Sharknado

By Thomas McKinless

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Sen. Mike Lee took to the Senate chamber with a series of bizarre and comical floor charts. They included one depicting former President Ronald Reagan holding a machine gun while riding a velociraptor and another showing Utah Gov. Gary Herbert fending off a shark from the movie “Sharknado 4.” The goal of the Utah Republican’s humorous floor speech? “To consider the Green New Deal with the seriousness it deserves.” Lee delivered the monologue just a few hours before a Senate cloture vote on the Green New deal resolution. For fact-checking about the resolution, see CQ Roll Call reporters Elvina Nawaguna and Ben Hulac’s Decoder video debunking common myths about the Green New Deal.

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