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While U.S. Representative Kevin McCarthy was in the House last week, delivering a more than eight-hour marathon speech against President Biden and the Democrats’ spending program, one political opponent spent at least some of that time sequestered in the bedroom cloakroom.
With TV coverage of McCarthy playing in the background, U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Instagram Live, where she told her followers what she thought of the House Minority Leader speech in real time. .
“If I have to put up with Kevin McCarthy’s speech, so will you,” the far-left New York Democrat wrote on Twitter after posting the video there.
“It’s amazing to me how long a person can talk, know, exhibit and communicate with so little,” she added during the video.
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Ocasio-Cortez said she was speaking from the house’s top “secret” locker room, listening to one of the “worst, lowest quality speeches” she has ever heard.
McCarthy, however, did not pull any punches in his long scolding of Democrat policies. Although his speech delayed the Liberal social spending bill, the House ultimately passed it by 220-213 Friday morning, largely along party lines. The bill, which widens the social safety net, heads to the Senate where it could be pushed back by moderate Democrats.
“What do you think will happen to inflation if this bill becomes law? It will only be more than the first $ 2,000 billion wasted by this body, ”McCarthy said at one point in the speech, according to the Los Angeles Times. “From banking supervision to bailouts, this bill solves the problems President Biden and the Democrats have already created and makes them much, much worse. It’s no secret that this bill is too extreme, too expensive and too liberal for the United States. “
At one point in her video, Ocasio-Cortez was joined by U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin, D-Md., With the pair jokingly comparing McCarthy’s speech to Abraham Lincoln’s speech at Gettysburg, which she noted. , on the other hand, was “elegant and brief. “
She also mocked the “astonishing diversity” of Republicans who stood behind McCarthy during his speech.
“Look at all these different colored ties,” she said.
She claimed that McCarthy had managed to speak for over an hour by then, “with one of the lowest vocabularies I have ever seen.”
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At another point in McCarthy’s speech, Ocasio-Cortez reportedly interrupted the Republican.
“Just a few weeks ago, Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger said, ‘No one elected Joe Biden to be FDR,’” McCarthy said.
“I did it,” a female voice shouted. Journalists later identified this voice as belonging to Ocasio-Cortez.
Not all social media users were impressed with the Ocasio-Cortez video, however.
“It’s cute,” one user wrote. “Now ask her why she voted with Republicans against infrastructure.”