Senate Humiliates Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Green New Deal Defeated 0-57

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Green New Deal Resolution, was voted down by the Senate this week in a 0-57 vote. She got skunked – not a single Democrat would step up to the plate and say it was a good idea. In fact, the lion’s share of Democrats did something even more cowardly. OAC, The Democratic Socialist “sweetheart” wasn’t about to go down without swinging, however…

Get this: Ocasio-Cortez, who co-wrote the Green New Deal resolution with U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., called the effort to bring her plan to a vote a “stunt.”

Fox News reports:

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was forced to defend her Green New Deal from accusations of elitism after a Republican colleague in the House trashed the measure as welcomed only by rich liberals in New York and California.

Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., mocked Ocasio-Cortez’s plan to combat climate change during a Financial Services Committee hearing on Monday, introducing an amendment to a homelessness bill that would create “green” standards — and demonstrate what he viewed as the impracticability of the Democrat’s plan.

“The Green New Deal is one that if you are a rich liberal from maybe New York or California it sounds great because you can afford to retrofit your home or build a new home that has zero emissions, that is energy efficient, affordable and safe,” Duffy stated.

Duffy pointed to a study conducted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development which showed that more than $172 billion would be needed in order to “retrofit existing houses in the U.S. to meet the standards set by the Green New Deal.”

“It’s outrageous. It’s absolutely outrageous,” Duffy continued.

During the Monday Financial Services Committee hearing, the Wisconsin Republican mocked self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s strategy to fight climate change. He introduced “an amendment to a homelessness bill that would create ‘green’ standards, to show the impracticability of the Democrat’s plan,” according to Fox.

OAC bashed Duffy after revealing the amendment “five minutes before a hearing” while people are “dying.” Funny how no news outlet ever challenges her absurd statements. Who’s dying, for instance?

Fox reports that the freshman congresswoman “defended against the accusations that her measure to combat climate change is an ‘elitist issue’ that can be afforded only by the richest people in the country.”

“You want to tell people that their concern and their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist, tell that to the kids in the South Bronx which is suffering from the highest rates of childhood asthma in the country,” the New York Representative said. “Tell that to the families in Flint, whose kids have their blood ascending in lead levels,” she continued. “Their brains are damaged for the rest of their lives. Call them elitist.”

The firebrand congresswoman then taunted Duffy, saying she welcomes “the sudden enthusiasm to address the climate, and in that spirit I want to reach my hand across the aisle and say let’s do a hearing.”

The exchange came as the Senate blocked the advancement of the Green New Deal in the chamber after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., introduced the measure in a bid to force Democrats, including a trove of 2020 presidential candidates, to go on the record supporting the radical measure that would reorganize the nation’s economy.

When you are an empty suit with a stupid idea – I guess the best way to fight your opponent is to say they want children to die. Next is calling Duffy a bigot and if that doesn’t work, say he’s against you because you’re a woman.

I think people may be on to this BS AOC ..

 

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