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NOT A DRILL: Ocasio-Cortez, ‘Justice Democrats’ Suggest ‘New Deal’ Will Stop MIDWEST TORNADOES, Floods

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.29.19

Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubled-down on her ‘Green New Deal’ this week; bizarrely suggesting the massive federal program would somehow prevent Midwest tornadoes and flooding.

“Homeowners are now learning an ugly truth: Their homeowner’s policy doesn’t cover water damage like this. That requires a specific federal flood insurance policy. This is terrible. We need AOC’s Green New Deal Now,” posted Justice Democrats on social media.

Ocasio-Cortez retweeted the message.

AOC’s comments come just one day after she posted the ‘Five Principles’ for the New Deal; failing to mention the legislation didn’t receive a single vote in the US Senate.

“5 Principles in the Green New Deal: 1. Go Big 2. Be Specific 3. Set Deadlines 4. Let Them Sue (aka, “Don’t Flinch”) 5. Make Floors, Not Ceilings,” posted Ocasio-Cortez on social media.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called AOC’s ‘New Deal’ to a full Senate vote months ago; where it failed to secure a single “Yes” vote despite receiving widespread support from a handful of Democratic presidential hopefuls.

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.”

Despite the vote disaster, Ocasio-Cortez routinely calls the legislation a “success.”

“The #GreenNewDeal, as much as GOP hiss, scream, storytell & cry about it, has forced even the most entrenched Tea Partiers into publicly abandoning their climate denial stance. The reason they’re so focused on discrediting the GND is because it’s a winning policy,” posted Ocasio-Cortez on social media.