Sen. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is rapidly becoming Twitter-famous for her quick-witted responses to GOPers who try to put her down. And nowhere is this more evident than her take-no-prisoners response to Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-Utah) hamfisted attempt to claim climate change is phony while Congress was debating Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.
Apparently not content to just pull out a picture of Ronald Reagan riding a dinosaur, Lee also pulled out a photo of Luke Skywalker with a Tauntaun and Aquaman riding an enormous sea horse. Oh, and he also used a photo of cute babies, Politico reports.
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“The solution to climate change is not this unserious resolution…the solution to many of our problems at all times and in all places is to fall in love, get married, and have some kids.”
“Like so many other women + working people, I occasionally suffer from impostor syndrome: those small moments, especially on hard days, where you wonder if the haters are right,” she tweeted.
“But then they do things like this to clear it right up,” she said about Lee’s speech. “If this guy can be Senator, you can do anything.”
Like many other women + working people, I occasionally suffer from impostor syndrome: those small moments, especially on hard days, where you wonder if the haters are right.
But then they do things like this to clear it right up.
If this guy can be Senator, you can do anything. https://t.co/vU4ChbTnnr
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 26, 2019
Republicans and a few Democrats have tried to pick apart the Green New Deal plan introduced by Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and it has unfortunately stalled in the Senate. Democrats have responded by offering another resolution in an attempt to get Republicans to admit climate change is real.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized the resolution as “a socialist makeover of the entire U.S. economy,” and 53 Republicans along with three Democrats — Joe Manchin (W. Va.), Doug Jones (Ala.), and Kyrsten Sinema (Az.) and one Independent — Angus King (Maine) voted no against the resolution. But a majority of Democrats avoided voting “yes” on the resolution and instead merely voted “present,” saying they weren’t willing to vote for or against it until it’s written into final legislative language.
But the resolution is also supported by several Democratic candidates vying for the party’s presidential nomination, including Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
You can find out more about the Senate’s vote in the video below.