It’s bad enough that U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is not that good at math, but the self-avowed socialist doesn’t even grasp the basic concept of American governance.
On Tuesday, Senate Republicans blocked HR1, the Democratic Party’s For the People Act, which the media is selling as a sweeping voting rights and government ethics bill — those in the know call it what it is, an ambitious power grab, perhaps greatest yet, that seeks to establish federal control over state and local elections.
The GOP was successful in stopping the legislation, which needed 60 votes to move forward. The Senate split evenly by party affiliation, voting 50-50 — two independent senators caucus with the Democratic Party.
Unhappy with the failure of the carefully crafted power grab, AOC took to Twitter to voice her displeasure.
“Call me radical, but I do not believe a minority of Senators should be able to block voting rights for millions of people,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “But I guess I’m just from that far-left school of thought that legislation should pass when a majority of legislators vote for it.”
Call me radical, but I do not believe a minority of Senators should be able to block voting rights for millions of people.
But I guess I’m just from that far-left school of thought that legislation should pass when a majority of legislators vote for it https://t.co/NTtk28BwRs
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 23, 2021
The 50 GOP votes are no more a “minority,” as AOC suggested, than the 50 votes in favor are a “majority,” as she further claimed.
As for protecting the voting rights “for millions,” there are just as many millions, if not more, who see the bill as doing the opposite.
Ocasio-Cortez was responding to a clip of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., attacking Republicans over the vote — the partisan hack claimed the legislation bill would “protect” voting rights, which she mimicked.
“I want to be clear about what just happened on the Senate floor. Every single Senate Republican just voted against starting debate — starting debate — on legislation to protect Americans’ voting rights,” Schumer said.
“Now, Republican senators may have prevented us from having a debate on voting rights today,” he said. “But I want to be very clear about one thing: the fight to protect voting rights is not over. By no means. In the fight for voting rights, this vote was the starting gun, not the finish line.”
He went on to falsely claim that GOP-led state governments “are making it harder for younger, poorer, urban, and non-white Americans to vote.”
Democrats continue to make every effort to manipulate the electoral process in their quest to obtain power and hold it, with the Supreme Court showing little desire to get involved.
Social media users responses to remind AOC of what constitutes a majority, and to remind her that Democrats have been heavy users of the filibuster — a legislative tool that has been around since the early 1800s.
Here’s a sampling of some of those responses from Twitter:
50 is a minority?
She really sucks at math. https://t.co/2rYa1L8S8S
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) June 23, 2021
A 50/50 vote is “a minority of senators” according to AOC, who appears to be a firm believer in applied CRT in math. https://t.co/vdEhvJF3Et
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) June 23, 2021
It was a 50-50 split. Needed 60.
50 is not a minority.
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) June 23, 2021
Then why did the minority Democrat Senators use the Filibuster over 300 times last year?
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) June 23, 2021
There was no majority, the vote was 50-50. Also, why didn’t you oppose the filibuster when Democrats were in the minority and used it 300+ times?
— 🇺🇸 #IAmTheNRA Rosenblum (@StevenRosenblum) June 23, 2021
Far left school of thought sees 50/50 as a majority?
Not the brightest bulb.. pic.twitter.com/ubyj90VlLR
— gailtalk (@gailtalk) June 23, 2021
50-50 isnt a minority vote. Its a friggin tie. pic.twitter.com/gRVuXwXP7U
— Dan (@Easy_Duhz_it_) June 23, 2021
Call me radical, but I think only eligible U.S. citizens should vote in U.S. elections. And (when asked), they should provide valid photo I.D. I think it would be a good use of taxpayer dollars to provide a free photo I.D. to those U.S. citizens that cannot afford it.
— Seattle Dad (@TheNewzFeed) June 23, 2021
But you had no problem with blocking action as the Dem minority… so… really you just have a problem with not getting your way… right?
— Kyle (@krazyd0h) June 23, 2021
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