By Ryan Saavedra
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) “Green New Deal” overwhelmingly failed in the Senate on Tuesday when it was put to a vote, as not a single Senator voted in support of it.
“Not a single senator backed her bill during the vote, a 57-0 filibuster,” The Washington Times reported. “Forty-three Democrats voted ‘present,’ refusing to take a stand.”
FINAL VOTE on Green New Deal fails 0 – 57 with 43 Dems voting 'present.'
Jones, Sinema, Manchin, and King voted with Republicans.
— Nate Madden (@NateOnTheHill) March 26, 2019
“Republicans said it was a devastating blow to the democratic socialist movement’s marquee proposal, which called for an upheaval in American energy, overhaul of the construction sector, and the largest expansion in history of the social safety net,” The Times added.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was putting the far-left proposal to a vote to see what Democrats supported it.
“The American people will see,” McConnell said before the vote. “They’ll see which senators are so fully committed to radical left-wing ideology that they can’t even vote ‘no’ on self-inflicted economic ruin that would take a sledgehammer to America’s middle class.”
The Times noted that even Democrat Senator Ed Markey, who co-authored the bill with Ocasio-Cortez, did not vote for it.