Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is furious after Mitch McConnell humiliated her in Washington D.C.
Mitch also exposed AOC as an outright fraud and a showboat of the highest order. Look, her new green deal was a publicity stunt, meant for her glory and to build her brand.
There was no other reason to propose a plan that was such a monstrosity it was dead on arrival in the Democratic controlled house and stood no chance at all in the Senate firmly in GOP control.
So Mitch did what one must to freshmen reps who overreach, and because her plan backfired, she should not be mad at Mitch for exposing it. From The Daily Wire:
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tweeted in anger on Saturday over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decision to allow a vote on her $93 trillion “Green New Deal” next week, saying McConnell was “wasting votes” and that it was “a disgrace.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s anger was sparked by a report in The Washington Post that noted that Republicans are elevating the fringe, far-left-wing of the Democratic Party — which includes Ocasio-Cortez — to see which 2020 Democratic presidential candidates align with their agenda.
The Post notes that that effort begins next week with a “midweek vote on the Green New Deal” to see which Democrats support the plan, which is a massive government takeover of private industries.
“The GOP’s whole game of wasting votes in Congress to target others ‘on the record’, for leg they have no intent to pass, is a disgrace,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Stop wasting the American peoples’ time + learn to govern. Our jobs aren’t for campaigning, & that’s exactly what these bluff-votes are for.”
“I’ve noted with great interest the Green New Deal,” McConnell said last month. “And we’re going to be voting on that in the Senate. Give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal.”
Democratic Sen. Ed Markey, who introduced the Green New Deal with socialist Ocasio-Cortez, claimed last month that McConnell allowing a vote on the bill was his way of secretly “sabotaging” it.
“Don’t let Mitch McConnell fool you: this is nothing but an attempt to sabotage the movement we are building,” Markey tweeted. “He wants to silence your voice so Republicans don’t have to explain why they are climate change deniers. McConnell wants this to be the end, this is just the beginning.”
“This isn’t a new Republican trick,” Markey continued. “By rushing a vote on the #GreenNewDeal resolution, Republicans want to avoid a true national debate & kill our efforts to organize. We’re having the first national conversation on climate change in a decade. We can’t let Republicans sabotage it.”
So when AOC calls Mitch’s checkmate move on her bogus plan a disgrace, she is projecting and really talking about her own disgraceful publicity stunt.
The GOP’s whole game of wasting votes in Congress to target others “on the record”, for leg they have no intent to pass, is a disgrace.
Stop wasting the American peoples’ time + learn to govern. Our jobs aren’t for campaigning, & that’s exactly what these bluff-votes are for. https://t.co/ELzpQhlezo
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 23, 2019