AOC urges Biden and Senate Democrats to ‘set the planet on fire’ as they continue to play ‘patty pie’ with the GOP by removing climate and green energy from its $1 trillion infrastructure plan
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned Wednesday that votes on democratic infrastructure may not be guaranteed if climate change proposals are rejected
- She echoed Senator Martin Heinrich who said: ‘An infrastructure package that is light on climate and clean energy should not count on every democratic vote’
- “Yeah,” AOC said, adding that “Mitch McConnell and the Koch brothers aren’t worth setting the planet on fire”
- She also said Biden and Senate Democrats should step back and assess whether it’s worth playing patty cake with GOP senators
- She accused them of ‘dismantling’ voting rights, ‘setting the planet on fire’ and allowing corporations and the rich not to pay their fair share of taxes.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez urged on Wednesday that President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats would “set the planet on fire” if they continued to “play patties” with the GOP by removing climate proposals from the $1 trillion infrastructure plan .
The New York Democrat shared a tweet from Sen. Martin Heinrich, a Democrat from New Mexico, who warned, “An infrastructure package that goes light on climate and clean energy cannot count on every Democratic vote.”
“Yeah,” AOC said, adding, “Mitch McConnell and the Koch brothers aren’t worth setting the planet on fire for.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested Democrats could withhold their vote on President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package if climate change proposals are removed
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent two tweets away, agreeing with Senator Martin Heinrich that an infrastructure package that “goes light on climate and green energy” proposals won’t draw every Democratic vote
AOC also tweeted on Wednesday that President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats should assess whether it is worth playing with GOP senators as they have threatened to block voting rights legislation and want a narrower infrastructure bill.
“I know some Dems may not agree with me, but that’s my unpopular opinion of the day,” continued Ocasio-Cortez.
She also rejected the Biden government’s continued pursuit of duality.
‘Pres. Biden & Senate Democrats should step back and ask themselves if playing patty cake w GOP Senators is really worth dismantling people’s voting rights, setting fire to the planet, granting huge corporations and the rich stand not to pay their fair share of taxes, etc,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote.
AOC joined a chorus of progressives in Congress who warned Biden that not every Democratic vote can be guaranteed.
Heinrich had linked to the interview of Politico with Biden’s national climate adviser Gina McCarthy headlined, “In the infrastructure plan, some climate proposals could be left out.”
sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, shared the same interview on Twitter.
“Just a kind, gentle reminder that the executive doesn’t write the bills,” Schatz said.
More moderate Colorado Senator Michael Bennet also suggested he could delay his vote if climate change proposals are dropped.
Colorado and New Mexico share a turning point. I totally agree with my friend [Sen. Martin Heinrich],” Bennett tweeted.
AOC has made climate change one of its key concerns by rolling out a ‘Green New Deal’ proposal during her first weeks in office in 2019.