Don’t be surprised if you catch Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez having a little meltdown, her “Green New Deal” just failed to meet the minimum 60 votes required to advance to the Senate.
The measure came up short, with not a single senator voting to support it. Four members of the Democratic caucus actually voted against it, with most remaining Democrats opting to vote “present.”
AOC seemed to be expecting the proposal to fail, chiding those in attendance before the vote was made.
“We’re going to pay for this whether we pass a Green New Deal or not. We need to decide whether we’re going to pay to react or we’re going to pay to be proactive,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I’m very sad to say that the government knew that climate change was real starting as far back as 1989. I’m going to turn 30 this year, and for the entire 30 years of my lifetime, we did not make substantial investments to prepare our entire country for what we knew was coming.”
Despite her inflamed speech lawmakers have now proven that the radical deal, which many have shared would upend society, simply aren’t going to cut it in the U.S. legal system. Now maybe serious politicians can get try to get some work done.