Ocasio-Cortez Takes Credit for Not Getting Any Votes in Favor of Her Green New Deal

The Daily Signal | 3/27/2019 | Staff
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Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed on Tuesday not a single Senate Democrat voted in favor of the Green New Deal because she asked them to vote “present.”

“Because I encouraged them to vote present, along w/ others,” Ocasio-Cortez responded when Republican Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso asked her why Democrats ducked going on the Senate record in support of her radical anti-climate change resolution.

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Because I encouraged them to vote present, along w/ others.

McConnell tried to rush the #GreenNewDeal straight to the floor without a hearing.

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“[Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell tried to rush the #GreenNewDeal straight to the floor without a hearing,” she continued. “The real question we should be asking: Why does the Senate GOP refuse to hold any major hearings on climate change?”

The New York congresswoman’s response came only hours after the Senate voted 57-to-0 to kill the Green New Deal, which was introduced by Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey. Three Democrats voted against the resolution: Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, West...
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