Timothy Benton | Jun 13, 2019 | 0
AOC Throwing Tantrums Over Defeat Of Green New Deal
The Senate held a vote for the Green New Deal, turns out even the Democrats were not stupid enough to vote on this, it ended up in a procedural vote to bring it to a debate was shot down with a vote of 0-57. Now AOC (Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) is throwing fits, just can’t understand why people will not buy into her pie in the sky deal.
The Senate voted down on Tuesday S.J. Res. 8, the Green New Deal Resolution, 0-57, with all the Republicans, three Democrats, and one Independent voting against it.
Forty-three Democrats voted “present” and three Democrats — Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Doug Jones (D-AL) — voted against the resolution. Sen. Angus King (I-ME) also voted with Republicans against the measure.
Many Democrats — including Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), who sponsored the resolution in the Senate — called the vote a “sham” because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called for it without scheduling any hearings.
“[Climate change] is the national security, economic, health care and moral issue of our time,” Markey said at a press conference at the Capitol ahead of the vote. “We must act now.”
“Republicans and President Trump may choose to be in denial about the consequences of climate change,” Markey said. “But to ordinary people, climate change is not politics. It is life and death.”
“It is not a resolution,” Markey said. “It is a revolution.”
It turns out the rest of the people did not think so; you could not even get one vote to support you, including your own Sen. Ed Markey.
“I ask again if you believe the Green New Deal is the prescription for America, why would you not want to have a vote?” McConnell told reporters ahead of the vote.
Presidential hopeful Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was also at the press conference with Markey and climate change activists.
“We don’t know if we can get to net-zero carbon emissions in 10 years, but why not try?” Gillibrand said.
The New Green Deal was presented by OAC to much fanfare last month, since then while the DNC has been giving lip service to this plan, it looks like they aren’t backing it up with a vote.