Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is sitting in an unfamiliar position.
The freshman Congresswoman has only known success since entering the political arena.
But Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just suffered this humiliating defeat.
The centerpiece of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s plan to turn America into a socialist nation is her 93 trillion dollar “Green New Deal.”
The “Green New Deal” will ban air plane travel, hamburgers, and gas-powered powered cars.
But while this plan is ambitious, it is also wildly unpopular.
That’s why Democrat leadership in Congress introduced a scaled down version of the plan.
Leading Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives announced a plan Tuesday to introduce a new, more conservative alternative to the “Green New Deal,” the plan introduced earlier this year to great fanfare by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
The original bill, proposed by Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) in February, calls for “meeting 100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy source” through a “10-year national mobilization” — i.e. roughly by the year 2030. Ocasio-Cortez has also suggested the world only has 12 years before reaching a point of no return before the problem climate change becomes impossible to solve.
The new proposal to be backed by Democrat leadership, however, will set the goal as 2050 — twenty years later, according to The Hill. It also assumes that 2050 is the point of no return — not sometime in the next 12 years.
The new proposal echoes early criticisms of the Green New Deal, such as those offered by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who said the party needed a plan that was more practical. “I’m a little bit tired of listening to things that are pie in the sky, that we never are going to pass or never are going to afford,” he said at the time, as quoted by the Washington Examiner.
Nancy Pelosi spent weeks feuding with Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow “Squad” members over immigration.
Now it looks like Pelosi is trying to placate Ocasio-Cortez with a half-measure on her signature legislation.
But will Ocasio-Cortez be satisfied with Pelosi tossing her crumbs?
Or will this defeat inspire her to keep battling Pelosi?
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.