One key Democrat just handed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this crushing defeat
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s goal of turning America into a socialist nation hit a massive roadblock.
This time the setback came from a member of her own Party.
And one key Democrat just handed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this crushing defeat.
The centerpiece of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist agenda is a nearly $5 trillion socialist spending bill.
This massive big government power grab will create a cradle to grave welfare state, as well as impose large chunks of the Marxist Green New Deal.
The bill collapsed in December when West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin pulled his support.
Democrats hoped to revive a smaller version of the legislation that only focused on the Green New Deal.
But Arizona Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema is telling donors that she moved on to other matters, and that it is “unlikely” that the Senate will take up the crown jewel of the socialist agenda.
Last year, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) publicly sounded the death knell for President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), his fellow holdout, is privately concurring, Axios has learned.
Why it matters: In closed-door conversations, Sinema has told donors a path to revival is unlikely. That’s dampened expectations Congress will act on a slimmed-down bill before Memorial Day. It also means any revived BBB legislation faces an arduous route back to the center of the Senate agenda.
No one’s reached out to Sinema about the contours of the slimmed-down deal Manchin has discussed, people familiar with the matter tell Axios.
Instead, Sinema’s telling donors most of her focus is on the $10 billion COVID-19 relief bill, the so-called China competition legislation and modifications to the Electoral Reform Act.
This report is likely to infuriate Ocasio-Cortez.
In March, Ocasio-Cortez attacked Joe Manchin for refusing to sign on to her socialist spending bill.
In a fiery speech, @AOC goes after Sen. Manchin (D-WV) on voting rights and BBB:
"I'm mad … This idea of if we coddle someone's ego then they're gonna … say yes. And if it hasn't worked in 2 years, why are we gonna continue doing that when there’s an election this November?” pic.twitter.com/oXVM4JZWKg
— The Recount (@therecount) March 25, 2022
And Sinema now driving a stake through the heart of any attempt to revive the bill will likely lead Ocasio-Cortez to support a Primary challenger against her.