After zero senators voted in favor of her socialist Green New Deal, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released a pathetic excuse to save herself from the utter embarrassment.
Not long after her socialist measure failed miserably in the Senate on Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter and claimed that zero Democrats voted in favor of the Green New Deal because she encouraged them to vote “present.”
That’s right, her excuse is that she told Democrats to vote against her measure, which she claims must be passed or the world will end in 12 years.
“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?” she wrote.
Her tweet was in response to GOP Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming, who wrote: “Why did Senate Democrats just duck a vote on your #GreenNewDeal? #DemsDuck #VotedPresent.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s pathetic excuse came after the Senate voted 57-0 to reject the Green New Deal.
On Tuesday afternoon, the full Senate voted on her socialist measure, and not a single senator voted “yes” on it.
Zero senators voted “yea,” with 57 voting “nay” and 43 Democrats voting “present.”
Four Democrats — Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, and Angus King, I-Maine — joined all 53 Republicans in voting against the socialist measure.
While attempting to clarify a question about “farting cows,” Ocasio-Cortez admits that her plan will mean complete control of the government over the lives of Americans.
Aside from that lunacy, the Green New Deal has also been heavily criticized for how much it will cost taxpayers.
One study found that the price tag for socialist measure would be around $7 trillion.
However, a second study found that the estimated $7 trillion projected cost is painfully low, and that it could actually cost nearly $50 trillion, which would be roughly seven — SEVEN — times more than that.
A third study found that it would actually cost around $93 trillion over the next decade.
Her plan also calls for a guarantee that every American will “get” a job, pledging to “provide all members of our society, across all regions and all communities, the opportunity, training and education to be a full and equal participant in the transition, including through a job guarantee program to assure a living wage job to every person who wants one.”
All that “free” stuff Ocasio-Cortez keeps promising sure is expensive, and experts argue it will literally end all of civilization if implemented and destroy the country.
The Democratic Party has become so radical that even former President Barack Obama is warning Ocasio-Cortez and others.