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AOC’s Green New Deal smacked down after forced 'bluff vote' in Senate

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal died an ignominious death on the Senate floor, without one ‘yes’ vote – but the congresswoman says she told senators to vote ‘present’ after it was ‘rushed’ to the floor without a hearing.

The vote, called by Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, was a resounding 57-0 against, with 43 Democrats voting “present.” Ocasio-Cortez said she advised her party to vote that way because McConnell was trying to rush the bill through, ensuring its demise without so much as a hearing on the issues involved.
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">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?</p>
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 26, 2019[/size][/quote]

Democrats joined her Senate counterpart Ed Markey (Massachusetts) in condemning McConnell’s “sham” vote on what was ultimately a non-binding resolution, meaning it was not legally enforceable and would at any rate have needed a 60-vote super-majority to proceed, an impossibility given the Democrats’ minority in the Senate.

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer slammed the “political stunt,” accusing McConnell of making a “mockery of the legislative process,” but spun the debacle as an ultimate victory for the progressive congresswoman. “With this exercise, they have also elevated the issue in a way I am sure they never intended, and for that, I want to thank them, because now we’re finally talking about climate change,” he said.'

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