A controversial recent proposal by New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been met with unanimous disapproval in the U.S. Senate after a vote for the new deal Green New Deal resulted in 57 votes against, and 43 “present.”
The Green New Deal was described by many as a strange entry on the political scene, with some even questioning why Ocasio-Cortez proposed it in the first place.
In any case, it is clear that the deal enjoys no approval in the current political climate of the country.
It did not take long for Ocasio-Cortez to respond, claiming that Republicans are responsible for “delaying climate.”
The deal was supposed to be an important landmark in the politician’s career and was claimed to bring many new job openings to the table while also improving the state of the environment.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explained: "I could not be more glad that the American people will have the opportunity to learn precisely where each one of their senators stand on the ‘Green New Deal’: a radical, top-down, socialist makeover of the entire US economy."
Ocasio-Cortez also claimed that the unanimous rejection of her legislation was nothing more than a publicity stunt, and she sounded determined to continue her attempts to get her ideas approved.
She also slammed those responsible for the vote, claiming that they have a habit of targeting others and using their voting powers as a tool of manipulation.
AOC stated: "The GOP’s whole game of wasting votes in Congress to target others ‘on the record,’ for leg they have no intent to pass, is a disgrace. Stop wasting the American peoples’ time + learn to govern. Our jobs aren’t for campaigning, & that’s exactly what these bluff-votes are for."
The American public seems somewhat divided on the deal, with some agreeing that it could have its benefits, while others are not so convinced.
Regardless, it is probably safe to assume that observers are going to see more attempts by Ocasio-Cortez in the near future and that the politician might even change her angle to garner more support for her cause in the coming months.
Do you think the Green New Deal is the right or wrong way to tackle climate change?