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GREEN NEW FAIL: Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘New Deal’ FLOPS in Senate, Final Vote 0-57

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.27.19

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal’ faced a full Senate vote Tuesday; with most liberal lawmakers voting “present” despite vocally supporting the massive federal program on the campaign trail and beyond.

Three Senators -Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, and Independent Angus King- joined Republicans in voting against the measure as all other Democrats voted “present.”

“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?” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez after the lop-sided vote.

“This should not be a partisan issue,” said the Democratic-Socialist lawmaker. “This is about our constituents and all of their lives.”