(PresidentialWire.com)- Acting in her putative role as Head of the Democrat Party, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is urging Democrats to damn the torpedoes and move full speed ahead on their radical Left agenda.
Taking to Twitter as she always does to issue her proclamations, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez reminded her band of loyal followers that the super majority the Senate enjoyed during the Obama Administration only lasted four months. She warned Democrats that they are “burning precious time and impact” frittering away their days “negotiating w/GOP who won’t even vote for a Jan 6 commission.”
Accusing Mitch McConnell of trying to “run out the clock,” Ocasio-Cortez proclaimed “We need to move now.”
In response, McConnell batted her away like a pesky fly.
In an interview on Fox News, McConnell said the only way to satisfy “that one particular member of Congress,” Democrats would have to have 60 votes in the Senate, “and all of them would have to be as far left as she is.”
McConnell went on to point out that Ocasio-Cortez’s true complaint is not with the Republicans, but “with her own party.”
In her usual histrionic style, Ocasio-Cortez also lambasted the Biden Administration and Senate Democrats for “playing patty-cake” with Republican Senators – saying they should ask themselves if it is worth “the dismantling of people’s voting rights, setting the planet on fire,” and not forcing corporations and the wealthy to “pay their fair share of taxes.”
In his Fox interview, McConnell pointed out that the Senate has already passed six major bills with bipartisan support – adding, “we met in the middle.” McConnell again argued that Ocasio-Cortez’s agenda is not in the middle at all and she would have a difficult time trying to “sell her agenda” to even her own party, let alone Republicans.
By way of example, McConnell pointed to the ongoing negotiations on the infrastructure spending bill. While Republicans and Democrats hammer out a deal that would pass muster among both parties, McConnell believes that nothing less than the radical Green New Deal would satisfy Ocasio-Cortez.
“I don’t think that’s going to fly in the Senate,” McConnell added.