Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took aim at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after he filed for a procedural vote on her Green New Deal on Thursday -- something many Democrats are labeling a political stunt.
Ocasio-Cortez told Fox News she’s prepared to put the resolution to the real test and not bother with McConnell’s systematic obstacle.
He seems more interested in running procedural votes.”
We’re talking about 67 percent of Iowa voters in the caucus support the Green New Deal and now 91 percent would prefer a candidate that’s talking about it,” Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday.
“Well, if I recall correctly, the head of the AFL-CIO ... did not sign that letter and so I don’t know if it's an official position, but what I do know is that the Green New Deal is all about mass investment in infrastructure and jobs; particularly we’re talking about steelworkers, electrical workers,” Ocasio-Cortez told Fox News.