The new Democrats have been bringing an enthusiasm to what has been a tired old white men’s institution. What a relief to see their new ways and dedication. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) (D-NY) released some of the most exciting news this shut-down government has heard in a long time. Donald Trump will be livid.
Fortunately for POTUS, the Senate majority leader has foiled those who would take care of the furloughed U.S. workers. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that enough Republicans in the Senate have left their party’s frozen stance and moved to re-open the government.
She has some ideas why Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will not let the vote move to the floor. He and Trump are joined at the hip, and he is putting himself “ahead of 800,000 working people:”
‘We have secured enough Republican votes in the Senate to reopen government. Our obstacle now is Mitch McConnell, who won’t call the vote for what seems like 2 reasons: 1. He won’t operate independently of Trump 2. He’s putting his own re-election ahead of 800,000 working people.’
About a dozen freshman House Democrats marched to McConnell’s Capitol office to ask him to bring the House bills to the Senate floor for a vote. This step would be necessary for the Senate to even begin to vote on it.’
McConnell said “show votes…doesn’t solve the problem:
‘The solution to the problem is for the president of the United States, the only person of the 330 million or so of us who can sign something into law, reaches an agreement with the Democratic majority in the House and enough Democrats in the Senate. There’s no way around that. Having show votes in a Senate doesn’t solve the problem.’
Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) said of the Republican senators:
‘They are not employees of Trump Tower.’
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