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Fri May 17, 2024, 05:30 PM May 17

AOC Reveals Darker Intentions Behind MTG Hearing Chaos [View all]


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The following day, Ocasio-Cortez took to X (formerly Twitter) to break down how Greene’s outburst overshadowed—and aided—what Ocasio-Cortez describes as a “microcosm of what authoritarians do on a larger scale.”

“AFTER the Republican Chair and GOP members broke official House protocol to allow MTG’s horrific opening silo of rhetoric, they THEN made another change to dispense with the legislative process,” Ocasio-Cortez said on X (formerly Twitter). “THAT part is not getting enough attention.”

In a move Ocasio-Cortez described as “highly unusual and still unclear to me how legitimate it was,” the GOP-led committee vacated both the typical amendment process and legislative debate that follows, moving directly to vote on their own text without allowing for amendments or objections to be heard.

“That’s why this stuff isn’t just all-sides chaos, or mere distraction, or a pox on everyone’s house,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “They WANT you to think this was some random devolution of conduct instead of a structured GOP outcome. We must understand who and what actions created the situation. It matters.”

Thanks to MTG’s meltdown, the vote to initiate contempt proceedings against Garland was successful.

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K&R Think. Again. May 17 #1
That makes their referral ILLEGITMATE Captain Zero May 17 #2
So it was all a GOP staged stunt to prevent Dem objections or amendments. Irish_Dem May 17 #3
K&R red dog 1 May 17 #4
silo? or salvo? But, shaking my head, those rwnj's are dangerous, and I niyad May 17 #5
Our cruel world of "auto-correct" strikes again, leaving confusion, frustration and....... jaxexpat May 18 #25
AOC has fully earned my admiration. Mister Ed May 17 #6
Yep and i hope people like Pelosi and Jeffries are teaching her how both process and power are wielded. Volaris May 17 #10
I think a lot of the teaching is by observation & willingness to learn... Hekate May 17 #12
Some idiot/bot that posts in KO's Countdown podcast on youtube, has been niyad May 17 #7
The House in the late 1700s, a Rep. would of called Duel with MTG and shuffed it Traurigkeit May 17 #8
Here's video from "The View" (ABC) red dog 1 May 17 #9
The eyelash rebuttal on the View was great. efhmc May 17 #14
Love Jasmine Crockett Hekate May 17 #15
Way recommended. H2O Man May 17 #11
this . rec. kick it out of the park. AllaN01Bear May 17 #13
There was indication that the cult was drinking prior to the session. Would seem to fit. nt Evolve Dammit May 17 #16
"the cult was drinking prior to the session" Dave Bowman May 18 #23
Fascism is not a process. dchill May 17 #17
Very important malaise May 17 #18
Dems outsmarted by MTG?... lame54 May 17 #19
I'll admit, I originally thought she was elected to her office by the charisma factor alone. Torchlight May 17 #20
At the cirkkkus when the kkklowns markodochartaigh May 17 #21
AOC is someone I want to see stay in congress. AnrothElf May 17 #22
If I wanted the opinion of one with a talent for "reading the room",........... jaxexpat May 18 #24
More Than Bartending TheJillMill May 18 #26
This is why their slimy little minions have attacked AOC from the beginning! RandiFan1290 May 18 #27
AOC & Jasmine Crocket are next level great sellitman May 18 #28
I've always been wary of John Shaft May 18 #29
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