Lansing, Mich., December 4, 2019 – In an interview on Sunday with WXYZ, Senator Gary Peters voiced his support for the radical Green New Deal goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. To achieve this unrealistic goal it would require investments of $1 trillion annually by 2050. In addition to supporting the net-zero emission goal, Peters was 1 of 43 Democrats to vote "present" when the Green New Deal was brought to the Senate floor. The Green New Deal in its entirety would cost up to $93 trillion.
Due to his failed leadership and support for radical policies like the Green New Deal, Peters is currently trailing his closest Republican opponent with the 2020 Election less than a year away. In the 3rd quarter, Senator Peters was out raised by his Republican opponent, John James. He currently remains the least known Senator in the entire United States.
“Senator Peters would rather appease the left’s radical base, in an attempt to save himself from a primary, than oppose the unrealistic and costly Green New Deal,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “If he really cared about Michiganders and our manufacturing and farming industries, Gary Peters would push Nancy Pelosi to pass the USMCA through Congress instead of supporting a socialist scheme."