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.
"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."
— Justice Democrats (@justicedems) May 28, 2019
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.
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
Awesome breakdown ⬇️ https://t.co/QTKfYWq1b5
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 27, 2019
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.
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
After her Green New Deal failed in the Senate, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) gave a fiery response to claims that her climate change legislation was elitist. pic.twitter.com/wLXYxaxHOj
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) March 27, 2019
“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.
'WORST MAYOR EVER': Bill De Blasio MOCKED at ‘Green New Deal’ Rally Inside Trump Tower
Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio was publicly mocked during a rally inside Trump Tower over the weekend; with countless protesters panning his decision to “ban” future construction of “classic” glass and steel skyscrapers.
“New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio faced a crowd of angry protesters Monday at a raucous rally promoting the city’s Green New Deal inside the lobby of Trump Tower, where the Democrat threatened President Trump’s family company with millions of dollars in fines if his buildings don’t comply with new environmental standards,” reports Fox News.
Scene in lobby of Trump tower as Trump supporters try to drown out de Blasio rally with signs saying “worst mayor ever” pic.twitter.com/5xo7wYpHKI
— Melissa Russo (@MelissaRusso4NY) May 13, 2019
“Speaking in front of the same escalators where Trump launched his 2016 campaign, de Blasio blasted the president’s rollback of Obama-era environmental policies, his move to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement and his appointment of climate change skeptics to the Cabinet,” adds the article.
“His buildings are one of the biggest polluters in New York City,” de Blasio said. “Cut your emissions or we’ll cut something you really care about.”
Read the full report at Fox News.
BETO-MANIA: O’Rourke Says ‘Green New Deal’ Will Require Same ‘Sacrifice’ Made by US During WWII
Failed Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke doubled-down on his support for Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal’ this week; saying Americans must be prepared to “sacrifice” on the same “scale” as World War II.
O’Rourke was speaking with supporters at the University of Virginia when he called on Congressional Democrats to pass the ‘New Deal,’ saying we all face an “existential challenge” posed by climate change.
“One of the reasons I like Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed Green New Deal is that it calls to mind another time in this country’s past when we faced an existential challenge,” O’Rourke said. “In that case, it was to our way of life to the western democracies, to our allies in Europe, to our fellow Americans.”
“In the midst of the Great Depression, this country was willing to sacrifice men and women all over the United States to make sure that we defeated Germany, and we won that war and for the following 75 years that we made this world safe for democracy,” O’Rourke added. “The Green New Deal calls that sacrifice and service in scale of commitment when it talks about the challenges that we face today.”