You’re right, and there’s more. The staffer is unnamed in the Axios article, and that person’s position in Warren’s office is not mentioned either. The staffer could be Warren’s Chief of Staff or an unpaid intern opening envelopes for the holiday season or, most likely, someone between those two.
The statement itself is not that impressive. Here is the first half:
“Senator Warren has been a longtime advocate of aggressively addressing climate change and shifting toward renewables…”
This is a generic enviro statement that we’ll hear from every Democrat running for President this year, including Uncle Joe and Aunt Hill. If he decides to run against Trump, we’ll hear it from Rex Tillerson, too.
Here’s the second half of the statement:
“…and supports the idea of a Green New Deal to ambitiously tackle our climate crisis, economic inequality, and racial injustice[.]”
This half contains the lovely weasel words “supports the idea of”. These words allow the politician to sound pro-green while opposing any or all of the concrete proposals that are part of the Green New Deal.
The Axios article also reports that
“Warren has a 99% lifetime score from the League of Conservation Voters.”
I leave analysis of the LCV score for another day.