It’s no secret that many newspapers have covered the Trump administration negatively. But this one, in a rare moment, actually turned on one of their star leftists.
As the country was reeling from the COVID-19-inspired lockdowns, Congress worked to provide relief. Among a handful of Republican congressmen who voted against the latest bill was self-proclaimed socialist, AOC.
Now, a well-known anti-Trump paper is going after her.
From New York Daily News:
Debating the latest coronavirus aid package on the House floor Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said her parts of the Bronx and Queens comprise “the most impacted district in America.” …
So why was she one of just five members of Congress to vote against the $484 billion bill delivering boatloads of urgently needed help to small business, and to hospitals, and to ramp up testing?
Woah. New York Daily News called out AOC for voting against the aid package aimed at helping hurting Americans.
The editorial board of the paper pointed out that AOC’s district was one of the hardest hit in the country.
Many more New Yorkers have suffered, including many in Ocasio-Cortez’s district. Yet she voted against the bill that would have helped small businesses, hospitals, and to increase testing.
Pretty telling, huh?
Democrats tend to stick together, no matter what. That’s certainly true in the media, where the vast majority of outlets run interference for the party.
But when faced with closing businesses, hurting hospitals, and the need for relief, it seems both conservatives and liberals want the same thing. (At least, when it comes to government aid.)
Why would AOC vote against it?
At times, she’s claimed the bill doesn’t go far enough. But it’s still something, right? It’s a step forward and that is worth something.
Maybe it has to do with her utter dislike of the president? Did she think supporting this bipartisan bill would give Trump a win?
Heck, even Nancy Pelosi put aside some of her partisanism to get this bill passed. But “Queen” AOC couldn’t even do that?
NY Daily News Goes even farther:
Her terribly wrong vote made her the only Democrat in either the House or Senate siding against any of the four coronavirus bailouts passed since early March. Not the kind of distinction a rising star legislator should be proud of.
Ouch, they really roasted her for this one, and honestly she deserves it.
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Source: NY Daily News