Mike Lee Mocks Green New Deal on Senate Floor With Pictures of Aquaman, a Tauntaun, and Reagan Riding a Dinosaur


Senator Mike Lee (R- UT) mocked the Green New Deal on the Senate floor today with pictures of Aquaman, Star Wars, and Ronald Reagan brandishing a machine gun while riding a dinosaur.

Yes, really.

Lee said he would talk about the Green New Deal “with the seriousness it deserves” before teeing up “a picture of former President Ronald Reagan, naturally firing a machine gun while riding on the back of a dinosaur.”

“This image,” he said, “has as much to do with overcoming communism in the 20th century as the Green New Deal has to do with overcoming climate change in the 21st.”

And that was only just the beginning, before he showed off more visuals, including Luke Skywalker riding a Tauntaun and Aquaman riding a seahorse.

Lee also made a mocking reference to Sharknado before saying, “Climate change is no joke, but the Green New Deal is a joke. It is the legislative equivalent of Austin Powers’ Dr. Evil demanding sharks with frickin’ lasers on their heads.”

After Lee’s speech got some attention on Twitter, both Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Mark Hamill responded:

You can watch Lee’s speech above, via C-SPAN 2.

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