The "Green New Deal" was brought up for a vote in the Senate. This is a bill that was co-sponsored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Markey. Instead of voting yea or nay, most Democrats only voted "present."
Remember, the world is going to end in 12 years if this bill was not passed. Even in the face of the world ending, her fellow Democrats could only muster a "present" vote.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brought this issue to a vote. The Democrats criticized him for bringing their own resolution to a vote. In a tweet, McConnell showed that the left's rhetoric is completely different from how they actually vote.
The Senate voted on the Green New Deal today: 0 Yeas, 57 Nays, and 43 Senators voted PRESENT pic.twitter.com/nvcnXA7zPe
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) March 26, 2019
Cocaine Mitch just took the Democratic Party down in a savage manner.
How did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez handle this? By dishing out blame, of course. She said McConnell doesn't want to save the planet and think "we can all drink oil in 30 years."
“What McConnell’s doing is that he’s trying to rush this bill to the floor without a hearing... without working through committee -- because he doesn’t want to save our planet. Because he thinks we can drink oil in 30 years when all our water is poisoned,” Ocasio-Cortez reportedly said.
AOC: “What McConnell’s doing is that he’s trying to rush this bill to the floor without a hearing ... without working through committee — because he doesn’t want to save our planet. Because he thinks we can drink oil in 30 years when all our water is poisoned.”
— Ella Nilsen (@ella_nilsen) March 26, 2019
After being accused of manipulating the vote to divide Democrats on Monday, McConnell responded with a tweet.
I could not be more glad that the American people will have the opportunity to learn precisely where each one of their senators stand on the “Green New Deal”: a radical, top-down, socialist makeover of the entire U.S. economy.
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) March 25, 2019