Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Republican lawmakers for “climate delaying” on Tuesday after the Senate failed to advance her “Green New Deal” in a procedural vote.
“The GOP’s climate delaying is costing us lives + destroying communities,” the Bronx Democrat tweeted after the measure failed by a vote of 0-57. Democrats in Congress, including Ocasio-Cortez, argued that Senate GOP leaders brought the Green New Deal measure to a vote on Tuesday as a political stunt — knowing that it would fail.
The measure needed 60 votes to pass the procedural hurdle in the Senate, a chamber with a GOP majority. It failed in a 0-57 vote, with 43 Democrats voting presente. The Green New Deal would radically reorder US energy, with the goal of relying solely on “zero-emission energy sources.”