Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocked Senator Susan Collins’ “crocodile tears” she expressed in a passionate plea with Democrats to provide economic relief for the American people.
The New York socialist said Collins is anything but a “moderate lady” in her rant, clearly still dismayed that the Maine Republican has sided with President Trump on a few key issues. And we really do mean a few.
“[Collins] can keep her crocodile tears,” fumed AOC. “She voted [and] fought HARD to strip pandemic prep funding. She helped drive the lack of preparation that we had leading up to this.”
.@SenatorCollins can keep her crocodile tears.
She voted & fought HARD to strip pandemic prep funding. She helped drive the lack of preparation that we had leading up to this.
What’s actually disgraceful is her “I’m a Moderate Lady” dance to cover up brutal policies and votes. https://t.co/sY2Iv4y3fT
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 23, 2020
AOC is Lying
To nobody’s surprise, Ocasio-Cortez is lying about Collins’ alleged pandemic funding fight.
What she’s referring to is the 2009 stimulus bill with which lawmakers on both sides argued against including pandemic funding in that particular package.
A Hill article at the time quoted Schumer bragging about removing the funding.
“All those little porky things that the House put in, the money for the [National] Mall or the sexually transmitted diseases or the flu pandemic, they’re all out,” he announced.
Where is AOC’s rage towards Cryin’ Chuck?
Also, conveniently, the radical Democrat neglects to mention Collins just months later voted for billions in pandemic flu research and response.
4 months later, through the regular process, Senators Collins and Schumer both voted for $6.9 billion for pandemic flu research and response, which was signed into law.
— Annie Clark (@annieclark25) March 13, 2020
Collins Crushed Democrats
Collins, in a speech to the Senate which Chuck Schumer attempted to block, hammered Democrats for playing politics while the American people suffer.
“Here we are facing an enemy that is invisible, but equally devastating to the health of our people and to the health of our economy,” Collins said. “And yet, unbelievably, the Democratic leader objected to my even being able to speak this morning. Is that what we’ve come to?”
Sadly, it’s what Democrats have come to. As Senator John Kennedy said, Democrats are “acting like a-holes.”
“Don’t we want to act quickly to provide relief to the American workers?” Collins pleaded. “This is disgraceful.”
“I cannot believe the [Democrat] objections to proceeding to this package… Don’t we want to act quickly to provide relief to the American workers? This is disgraceful.”
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 23, 2020
“Never, never have I seen Republicans and Democrats fail to come together when confronted with a crisis,” Collins said.
That’s because there’s never been somebody who drives liberals so insane that they’re willing to sacrifice the well-being of the American people quite like President Trump. That’s what this is really all about.