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“Green New Deal” Goes Down in Flames

Not a single U.S. senator voted for socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) “Green New Deal” on Tuesday. The legislation to send us all back to the Stone Age in the name of climate change hysteria resulted in a 57-0 filibuster complete with forty-three Democrats voting “present.” Worse for AOC still is that four Democrats voted WITH Republicans. Even Senator Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts who coauthored the bill, did not vote for it, but that’s not stopping Ocasio-Cortez from trying to spin the spectacular legislative fail by arguing that she encouraged her fellow Lefties to vote present because Mitch McConnell (R-KY) refused to hold a hearing on climate change. We call that BS. If Leftists insist on supporting this nonsensical drivel, then they ought to be willing to vote for it, but, per usual, hypocrisy is the name of the Democrats’ game.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

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.

Watch: Senator Mike Lee Uses A Picture Of Reagan Riding A Dinosaur To Slam Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal

“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.

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