Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unleashed one ultimatum that Clarence Thomas must take seriously
Democrats are furious with the Supreme Court.
New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plans to channel that rage into action.
And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unleashed one ultimatum that Clarence Thomas must take seriously.
The Court’s decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency served as a breaking point for the socialist Left.
When the Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for the Senate to create a carveout of the filibuster so Congress could ram through legislation imposing abortion-on-demand with no restrictions on all 50 states.
But in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, the Court struck down a regulatory scheme to destroy fossil fuel run power plants that the Obama administration imposed through bureaucratic fiat.
And Ocasio-Cortez snapped.
Ocasio-Cortez is the author of the communist Green New Deal, which seeks to fundamentally transform the American economy and way of life.
When the Court closed off the autocratic method of imposing this Marxist scheme on America, Ocasio-Cortez declared that it was time for Congress to abolish the Supreme Court.
Catastrophic. A filibuster carveout is not enough. We need to reform or do away with the whole thing, for the sake of the planet. https://t.co/if8PIbfs42
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 30, 2022
But the Court’s decision was not radical.
Chief Justice John Roberts authored the majority opinion, writing that if Congress wanted the EPA to regulate greenhouse gasses, it could simply pass a law granting the agency that power.
“Capping carbon dioxide emissions at a level that will force a nationwide transition away from the use of coal to generate electricity may be a sensible ‘solution to the crisis of the day,’” Chief Justice Roberts stated.
“But it is not plausible that Congress gave EPA the authority to adopt on its own such a regulatory scheme in Section 111(d)” of the Clean Air Act,” Chief Justice Roberts continued. “A decision of such magnitude and consequence rests with Congress itself, or an agency acting pursuant to a clear delegation from that representative body.”
This ruling is democracy 101.
In a democracy, the people and their elected representatives get to decide the laws, not bureaucrats.
But Ocasio-Cortez knows the Green New Deal is unpopular and could never win a majority in Congress.
That’s why Ocasio-Cortez wants to attack and destroy American democracy.