Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell mocked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) through his official Twitter account after her audacious Green New Deal legislation failed a procedural vote in the Senate.
Not one vote was cast in favor of the bill that Ocasio-Cortez co-sponsored against global warming.
53 Republicans and 4 Democrats voted against the bill, while 43 Democrats simply voted "present," in order to protest McConnell attempting to force them to vote on the controversial legislation.
Ocasio-Cortez claimed that she "encouraged" Democrats to vote present and keep her bill from moving forward.
"McConnell tried to rush the #GreenNewDeal straight to the floor without a hearing," she explained. "The real question we should be asking: Why does the Senate GOP refuse to hold any major hearings on climate change?"
Because I encouraged them to vote present, along w/ others. McConnell tried to rush the #GreenNewDeal straight to… https://t.co/nMxMwhJzsV— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1553638414.0
McConnell's social media account posted a tweet ridiculing Ocasio-Cortez over the failure of the bill.
Democrats called the vote a "stunt" and a "mockery of the Democratic process."
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) angrily denounced the move, saying, "This is not a debate! It's a diversion, it's a sham!"
The Green New Deal was widely mocked after Ocasio-Cortez released a FAQ document that explained the radical plans she had in order to combat climate change, including the eradication of plane travel and beef, and replacing or retrofitting every single building in the nation.
Ocasio-Cortez later deleted the document from her website.
Here's the latest on the Green New Deal vote:
Senate majority forces vote on Green New Deal climate change proposalwww.youtube.com