Biden is likely furious.
As the Democrat party continues to grow further divided, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just raised the stakes and is now threatening her own party and President Biden to vote “NO” on the infrastructure bill if Democrats don’t provide more details on what is going to be in the larger social spending bill.
According to Yahoo, Ocasio-Cortez claimed, “I don’t see how ethically I can vote to increase U.S. climate emissions,” AOC then claimed that Biden’s “framework” for his “Build Back Better” plan doesn’t have enough details to convince her otherwise.
”We’ve had frameworks for six months.” Ocasio-Cortez further noted. ”And we’ve seen how much those frameworks have changed, been taken back, etc. We need text. You know, we need text. I think we can talk a little bit, there’s flexibility around process, but we need confirmed text.”
AOC is basically saying she wants solid evidence that the moderate Democrats will stick to their word.
There has been extreme tension between moderate Democrats, such as Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, and progressive Democrats such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar and others.
AOC says she’s a NO if infrastructure bill comes to a vote tomorrow. “I don’t see how ethically I can vote to increase U.S. climate emissions.”
And says a “framework” is not enough on larger bill; needs detailed bill text.
“We have had framework for six months. We need text.” pic.twitter.com/adFsbGl7h4
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 27, 2021