He was ready! Mitch McConnell trolls Dems with video after Green New Deal vote and it’s just brutal

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell roasted Democrats over their “Green New Deal” rhetoric in the face of the epic failure of the vote on the legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Democrats spent months spouting off about the environmental crisis at hand and the end of humanity in a dozen years if the bill didn’t pass but not a single one voted “yea” on Tuesday when McConnell called their bluff by forcing a vote in the Senate.

While they slammed McConnell for attempting to advance their own bill, Democrats displayed their hypocrisy by not even having the courage to vote “nay” on the climate change proposal they championed, with 43 of them just voting “present” as even 2020 contenders failed to rise to the challenge.

McConnell’s video montage, posted on Twitter Tuesday after the embarrassing vote, offered a brutal reminder that Democrats can talk the talk, but woefully failed to walk the walk when the time came.

Ocasio-Cortez slammed Republicans for “climate delaying” in the face of the environmental emergency even though it was the GOP’s McConnell who brought the bill up for a vote.

But the final tally was a brutal reality check on Democrats and no amount of  anti-GOP rhetoric could hide how they voted.

Perhaps more embarrassing than their votes was Ocasio-Cortez’s epic revision of what played out on the Senate floor, actually taking credit for the votes against her own legislation.

Ahead of Tuesday’s vote, the self-proclaimed democratic socialist from New York accused McConnell of rushing the vote without a hearing.

“What McConnell’s doing is that he’s trying to rush this bill to the floor without a hearing… without working through committee — because he doesn’t want to save our planet. Because he thinks we can drink oil in 30 years when all our water is poisoned,” she told Vox on Tuesday.

Her contention that she actually encouraged lawmakers to vote against her own bill was, at the least, a confusing declaration.

What many questioned was why, if the world is perilously close to extinction due to climate change per Ocasio-Cortez and the Democrats, would there even be a need for a hearing on the matter.

McConnell’s team continued the dialogue with some epic trolling of the New York congresswoman.

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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