If you don’t watch the left side of the aisle in Congress, you are missing a pretty good fight that is brewing.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is upset with Senator Manchin (D-W.V.) for hitting the pause button on the $3.5 trillion spending package.
Over the last few days, they have had a nice little back-and-forth that is about to erupt.
This all got started with a tweet by AOC after Manchin’s op-ed.
In that op-ed, Manchin told Dems to pump the brakes in the big-spending bill, which did not sit well with AOC…
MANCHIN op-ed: “I, for one, won’t support a $3.5 trillion bill, or anywhere near that level of additional spending, without greater clarity about why Congress chooses to ignore the serious effects inflation and debt have on existing government programs.” https://t.co/1RAXOmCdBt
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) September 2, 2021
AOC then alleged meetings between Manchin and energy lobbyists…
Manchin has weekly huddles w/ Exxon & is one of many senators who gives lobbyists their pen to write so-called “bipartisan” fossil fuel bills.
It’s killing people. Our people. At least 12 last night. Sick of this “bipartisan” corruption that masquerades as clear-eyed moderation. https://t.co/KW8w7HUhvT
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 2, 2021
Manchin finally took the bait and responded, saying, “I don’t know that young lady that well. I really don’t. I have met her one time, I think, between sets here. But that’s it.
“So, we have not had any conversations. She’s just speculating and saying things because she wants to.”
Manchin further stated that the allegations that AOC made against him were “totally false.”
AOC, of course, was insulted that Manchin called her a “young lady” instead of “congresswoman.”
Imagine if every time someone referred to someone as “young lady” they were ask responded to by being addressed with their age and gender? They’d be pretty upset if one responded with “the old man,” right? Why this kind of weird, patronizing behavior is so accepted is beyond me!
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 13, 2021
This is typical AOC… she fires venom repeatedly, then gets upset when someone dares to call her out or come back at her.
If we just let this fire simmer for a bit longer, I have a sneaky feeling it will blow the lid right off the pot!