Last month, hyper-leftists released a proposal they called the Green New Deal. This month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided to have a vote on it.
Under normal circumstances, the whole point of introducing a piece of legislation is to get it voted on and passed. But the Democrats threw up every excuse they could muster as to why they didn’t want to vote on it. When it hit the floor, four of them voted against it and 43 voted as “present.”
Apparently, Senate Democrats are now controlled by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Because I encouraged them to vote present, along w/ others.
McConnell tried to rush the #GreenNewDeal straight to the floor without a hearing.
The real question we should be asking: Why does the Senate GOP refuse to hold any major hearings on climate change? https://t.co/de8oKOXeJf
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 26, 2019
But at the end of the day there’s only one reason they decided to say “present” instead of actually voicing their support for the deal. They’re protecting their Senators who happen to be running for President in 2020, namely Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, and whoever else has announced or plans to announced (I can’t keep track with so many).
They don’t want any of their candidates supporting the legislation because it’s idiotic but they can’t have any of their candidates voting against the legislation because their voting base is idiotic. Only the left can get themselves caught in a Catch-22 over their own policies.
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