AOC just got wind of Mitch McConnell’s vow to go ‘Grim Reaper’ on socialism — she didn’t take it well

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It took her a little while to react, but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was fired up about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s vow to protect America from socialist legislation.

The New York congresswoman and self-described democratic socialist took exception to McConnell’s rather colorful promise and for calling everything “socialist legislation.”

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“If I’m still the majority leader of the Senate, think of me as the Grim Reaper. None of that stuff is going to pass. None of it,” McConnell said at an event in Owensboro, Kentucky earlier this week as he addressed Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal.”

He argued that the freshman congresswoman was not the only Democrat with radical ideas.

“I don’t want you to think it’s just a 28-year-old congresswoman from New York,” he explained.

“This is much broader than that. I’ve got five colleagues in the Senate, five colleagues running for president, who have signed on to the Green New Deal and Medicare For All,” he added. “I don’t want you to think this is just a couple of nutcases running around on the fringe. This is pervasive policy view on the other side. … Are we going to turn this into a socialist country? Don’t assume it cannot happen.”

A few days later, Ocasio-Cortez fired off a defiant tweet in response, and proved once again that one must ‘think before they tweet.’

The progressive lawmaker left many scratching their heads over her comments.

McConnell was apparently trolling Ocasio-Cortez whose Green New Deal, which promises a guaranteed job, free education, free healthcare and free housing, while calling for shifting the country to 100 percent clean and renewable energy, has been supported by the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders.

But, missing the point – as the left often does – progressives like Ocasio-Cortez believe their proposals are such a benefit that they have to be forced on Americans through legislation.

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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