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AOC Attacks Manchin And ‘Undemocratic’ Senate: ‘Operates Like An Old Boys’ Club’

On Monday, far-left Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin for effectively killing President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better spending extravaganza, and claimed that the way the U.S. Senate operates is “fundamentally undemocratic.”

Ocasio-Cortez made her remarks during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

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AOC Says Senate Is ‘Fundamentally Undemocratic’

AOC said, “Just the fact that you can go on Fox News and say I don’t feel like voting for this, or I don’t think I’m going to do it. Having that not scheduled a vote, the idea that would happen in the House of Representatives is unheard of.”

Ocasio-Cortez continued, “And I think what’s extremely important is that we really need to start creating an environment of pressure, very similar to the filibuster, where now you don’t even need to talk to engage a filibuster, but you just need to threaten it.”

“But we really need to create a governing environment in the United States Senate, make it tough, don’t go on vacation, come back, call the vote, have to stand in front of your constituents and say no, I’m going to take dollars, I’m going to take the food out of your kids’ mouths — make him take that vote,” AOC contended.

The far-left Democrat then said Congress should “get serious” about governing.

“They made us take the vote for the bipartisan infrastructure bill,” she continued. “It was a tough vote. It wasn’t easy. And we have to stop giving people get out of jail free cards. Enough. Enough. And it’s really about time that we start to get serious about governing, as well as leaning on the president’s executive authority, which I do not believe has been used to the fullest extent that the American people deserve.”

AOC called how the Senate operates “fundamentally undemocratic.”

“God forbid that they might have to actually show up and stand or sit and actually have to talk and actually live out the threat of their filibuster,” AOC added. “I mean, it is unconscionable the way the Senate operates. It’s fundamentally undemocratic.”

“What we really need to do is crack down on the Senate, which operates like an old boys’ club that has a couple of gals in it that have managed to break through,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “We actually need to institute some institutional discipline.”

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AOC Falsely Claims She Represents More People Than Manchin

In her tirade, AOC also falsely claimed that she represented “just as many or more” people than Senator Manchin

House members typically represent around 750,000 Americans per district. 

West Virginia’s population is just under 1.8 million.

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John Hanson

is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in conservative media and Republican politics. He has been a special guest on Fox News, Sirius XM, appeared as the guest of various popular personalities, and has had a lifelong interest in right-leaning politics.

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