Senate Majority Leader McConnell announced his intention to put the Green New Deal resolution, co-sponsored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, up for a vote.
Now she’s mad the GOP is scheduling a vote on her Green New Deal. Socialists don’t vote on their laws because they just want to impose them.
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
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacked the GOP Saturday — for calling a vote on the Green New Deal that she proposed.
Calling it a “bluff-vote” designed to help Republicans campaign, the freshman Democrat tweeted, “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.”
Many were quick to respond, however, that it seemed odd for someone to propose legislation at all if she didn’t actually want people to vote on it. More
Seems odd to introduce legislation with lots of fanfare if you don’t want it to receive a vote?
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) March 23, 2019
Expose the “Green New Deal” resolution for all to see, America needs the comic relief.
A vote on this just might rip the Democrat party apart. It’s an interesting idea because if a Democrat votes against it they risk losing the more Progressive elements of their party and if they vote for it they risk losing all the sane people.
Thank you, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. For the Republicans, you are a gift that just keeps on giving.
@AOC: Humanity needs the Green New Deal desperately and immediately to prevent imminent planetary destruction!
Republicans: *Schedule vote.*@AOC: “[T]his is a disgrace.”
— Tom Toth (@TomToth3) March 23, 2019
Weird how she reacts that way on her own proposal ????
— Tim ????-Cortez (@tyger429) March 23, 2019
If the Green New Deal was a serious proposal, instead of a stunt, wouldn’t you want the Senate to vote on it?
This has to be the first time a sitting congressperson has ever advocated for NOT holding a vote on their own ideas.
— Adam Trahan (@AdamTrahan) March 23, 2019
All talk, no action – has done nothing except kill jobs ????????♂️ ????
— Millennial (@new__millennial) March 23, 2019
Translation-“My resolutions is so sucky and embarrasing that I don’t want anyone to vote on on it, because my resolution was only meant to be a political statement for campaigning purposes.”
— Ron Thornton (@RonThornton71) March 23, 2019
cool how you’ve spun that all the way around. how about not introduce legislation for political purposes you know had no chance to pass. and when you get called on it to go on record for the multi trillion dollar policy with no plan to pay for it, you whine.
— James Sly (@fakeslyjames) March 23, 2019
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