Democrats tried to spin the resolution’s failure into a win for the radical proposal, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who introduced it last month and took credit for Democrats not voting in favor of the measure.
Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to respond to Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, who tweeted: “Why did Senate Democrats just duck a vote on your #GreenNewDeal?”
“Because I encouraged them to vote present, along w/ others,” Ocasio Cortez tweeted. “McConnell tried to rush the #GreenNewDeal straight to the floor without a hearing.”
“The real question we should be asking: Why does the Senate GOP refuse to hold any major hearings on climate change?” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.