Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s sponsored Green New Deal suffered an early defeat on Tuesday, as Senate voted 57-0 against passing the bill, with 43 Democrats voting “present” to protest the vote.
House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said before the vote took place that it would be an opportunity for Americans to see how their Senators stood on the climate bill, which he labeled as a “destructive socialist daydream.”
McConnell foiled Democrats’ plot to vote “present” as a way for them to dodge showing their true stance on the Green New Deal. He said voting “present” equates to voting “no” on the plan.
Only 3 Democrat Senators and 1 Independent joined Republican forces to shoot down Ocasio-Cortez’s climate plan, which infamously calls for combating cow farts, the use of airplanes, and other so-called high carbon aspects of American society.
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Found below are the only three Democrat Senators who voted “no” on the Green New Deal.
Kyrsten Simema (D-AZ)
Joe Manchin (D-WV)
Doug Jones (D-AL)
In ending, here are tweets sent out by McConnell regarding the Green New Deal vote: