by Sheri Urban
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) “Green New Deal” overwhelmingly failed in the Senate on Tuesday when it was put to a vote, as not a single senator voted in support of it.
And the brutal reaction to her “explanation” was karmic gold.
“Not a single senator backed her bill during the vote, a 57-0 filibuster,” The Washington Times reported. “Forty-three Democrats voted ‘present,’ refusing to take a stand.”
“Republicans said it was a devastating blow to the democratic socialist movement’s marquee proposal, which called for an upheaval in American energy, overhaul of the construction sector, and the largest expansion in history of the social safety net,” the Times added.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was putting the far-left proposal to a vote to see which Democrats supported it.
“The American people will see,” McConnell said before the vote. “They’ll see which senators are so fully committed to radical left-wing ideology that they can’t even vote ‘no’ on self-inflicted economic ruin that would take a sledgehammer to America’s middle class.”
The Times noted that even Democrat Senator Ed Markey, who co-authored the bill with Ocasio-Cortez, did not vote for it.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to the Senate’s rejection of her “Green New Deal” by claiming on Twitter that she told Democratic Senators not to vote for it and to instead vote “present.”
But the damage to her prestige was already done, despite her spin effort. And Twitter let her have it.
The official account of Mitch McConnell for Senate mocked Ocasio-Cortez, tweeting: “im not owned! im not owned!!”
McConnell tweeted out a video of Democrats who supported the Green New Deal before the vote and then highlighted how they voted on Tuesday.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) mocked Ocasio-Cortez’s plan, which Democratic presidential candidates are now saying sets the U.S. up for “failure,” during a speech on the Senate floor which drew condemnation from Ocasio-Cortez.
“Like many other women + working people, I occasionally suffer from impostor syndrome: those small moments, especially on hard days, where you wonder if the haters are right,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “But then they do things like this to clear it right up. If this guy can be Senator, you can do anything.”
Ocasio-Cortez then accused Lee of not taking his job seriously, tweeting: “W/ the #GreenNewDeal, legislators, experts, & advocates have spent countless hours poring over details of industrial policy+impact of global temp/sea lvl projections. That’s what you do when you take your job seriously + respect the chamber. This is what happens when you don’t.”
“No, your first instinct was right,” Andrew Klavan tweeted. “You’re completely unqualified. Go with that.”
And NO ONE believed her ridiculous claim that she TOLD Senate Democrats how to vote…and they listened!
“Does anyone really believe that US Senators care how a freshman rep tells them to vote?” David Harsanyi tweeted.
Play stupid games, girl, and you get OWNED. Will AOC (or her handlers) ever learn?