With everyone up in arms over the Covid relief bill there was a brief moment of sanity when many agreed with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The New York Representative addressed some of the upheaval over a spending bill that was lame in its aid and gross with its wasteful spending.
A 5,500 page bill was dropped in the early afternoon and was expected to be voted upon by COB. She appeared to be a voice of sanity in the furor.
It’s not good enough to hear about what’s in the bill. Members of Congress need to see & read the bills we are expected to vote on.
I know it’s “controversial” & I get in trouble for sharing things like this, but the people of this country deserve to know. They deserve better.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 21, 2020
The operative word there is ”appeared”. What AOC was doing here could be called signaling, or posturing, for the sake of her followers.
It could also be called ”lying”.
As much as she wants to cast herself in the role of the overwhelmed and indignant worker for the people, what she is doing here is delivering only a portion of the real story.
In the House there is a rule that new bills have a 3 day window to be vetted before it gets voted on by members. So why did this not happen with such a massive omnibus bill on Monday? Well, as the Representative from Kentucky – Thomas Massie – explains, it turns out the Democrats did not want that to be an option. That is, ALL Democrats.
Reminder: The House has a rule to give everyone 72 hours to read the bills. Every Democrat in the House voted to suspend that rule and that’s why we’re voting on a 5500+ page bill tonight with less than 8 hours to read it.
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) December 21, 2020
Just to reiterate Massie’s point – ”EVERY Democrat in the House” would include…Ocasio-Cortez. So the esteemed Congresswoman was actually complaining about something she helped become enacted.
This is the typical kind of politics that is sickening a growing sector of the country. Politicians who complain about the very policy they help usher in should have some public retribution brought down upon them.
I don't know who needs to hear this….
But $600 can get you a 55gal drum of tar and 10lbs of feathers.
— Natalie F Danelishen (@Chesschick01) December 21, 2020
That is a PERFECT solution. Road trips need to be organized, right after the holidays!