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WATCH: Mike Lee Rails Against the Green New Deal Using Visual Aids Including Picture of Ronald Reagan Riding a Velociraptor Holding a Machine Gun

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Do you know what Ronald Regan on a Velociraptor, Luke Skywalker on a Tauntaun, and Aquaman have to do with the Green New Deal?

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) doesn’t, either, but he gives it a shot in a bizarre 14 minute speech on the senate floor.

“I rise today to consider the Green New Deal, with the seriousness it deserves,” said Lee, who then proceeded to unveil a series of cringe-worthy visual aids, including a graphic of Ronald Regan riding a velociraptor, holding a machine gun, in front of a tattered American flag. Pop culture is cool, kids!

Lee’s point was that the Green New Deal is unrealistic and poorly thought out, so he was approaching it with “the seriousness it deserves.” He tried to prove this by way of one prolonged dad joke. The result was hilarious, but probably not for the reasons Lee intended.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)—sponsor and fervent supporter of the Green New Deal—once again proved her social media prowess by promptly owning him.

Others were just as flummoxed as Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez.

Playing to a silent senate floor, Lee’s attempts to lampoon the Green New Deal made him seem painfully out of touch and puerile. “In a future without air travel, how are we supposed to get around the vast expanses of, say, Alaska, during the winter? I’ll tell you how. Tauntauns, Mr. President.”

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