Days after celebrating the crashing of the oil industry and calling for a huge swath of Americans to refuse to go back to work amid the coronavirus, socialist New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed her true colors again this week.
The House cleared a new small-business and healthcare spending package on Thursday that will provide $484 billion in funding that responds to the impact of the coronavirus.
As noted by National Review, Ocasio-Cortez was the only House Democrat to oppose the bill, which provided funding to help Americans who are struggling from the coronavirus pandemic.
Four House Republicans — Andy Biggs of Arizona, Ken Buck of Colorado, Jody Hice of Georgia, and Thomas Massie of Kentucky — along with former Republican Justin Amash (I., Mich.) joined Ocasio-Cortez in voting against the bill.
President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill on Friday.
The measure provides $310 billion to replenish a newly created small-business aid program, $75 billion for healthcare facilities, $25 billion to increased coronavirus testing, and $60 billion for an economic disaster-relief program.
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera — a former CNBC anchor who is running against Ocasio-Cortez in New York’s Democratic primary — tore into AOC for voting against the measure.
“AOC votes against more aid to our overburdened hospitals in the Bronx and Queens and indeed the whole nation,” Caruso-Cabrera said. “AOC votes against more coronavirus testing for the Bronx and Queens and indeed the whole nation. AOC votes against aid to small businesses for the Bronx and Queens and indeed the whole nation.”
Meanwhile, @AOC plays politics. Unemployment is horrific and businesses are failing in the Bronx and Queens, and she grandstands as THE ONLY "Democrat" to vote against our hospitals, our small businesses, and our essential workers. pic.twitter.com/jtgwhHC2mL
— Michelle Caruso-Cabrera (@MCaruso_Cabrera) April 24, 2020
Lauren Hitt, a spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez, released a statement after the passage:
“The bill did far too little for the NY-14 community. As it’s currently run, PPP favors collection of big banks fees and big franchises over community banks and true small businesses, particularly those run by people of color. Wall Street has already made $10 billion off the program through fees while tens of thousands of small businesses are still waiting for an answer on their application. The bill also provides no funding for state and local governments. Governor Cuomo harshly criticized this bill and said he will have to cut school funding if the federal government does not step up.“
“Ocasio-Cortez drew criticism earlier this week for tweeting, and then deleting, praise over the U.S. oil market reaching negative territory for the first time ever. Over four million Americans applied for unemployment last week, according to data released Thursday, bringing the number of coronavirus jobless claims to over 26 million since last month,” National Review reported.
As many would agree, Ocasio-Cortez is a loathsome human being and a useless representative for her district.
As the coronavirus ravaged her district, a report suggests she sat — safe and sound — in her posh Washington, D.C., apartment.
The so-called queen of the underprivileged and downtrodden has taken to living the life of a high profile politician.