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Mr. Hawkins credited Ms. Stein for the Green New Deal, which the Green Party touted for years but didn’t become a Democratic Party staple until after the 2018 midterm elections, when Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez arrived in Congress.
“Jill Stein put the Green New Deal, the signature issue of the Green Party in the 2010s, onto the national agenda,” Mr. Hawkins said. “But the Democrats have taken the slogan and watered down the content.”
Mr. Hawkins also joined many Democrats in criticizing former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. for conducting his campaign largely from his Delaware home because of coronavirus concerns.
“Where the hell is Joe Biden?” Mr. Hawkins said. “He lives within commuter distance of the White House press corps. He can command their attention. He should be holding news conferences and pounding away at what we need now — a test, trace, and isolate program to suppress the virus, like most other organized countries around the world.”
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