A bill for $5.7 billion in funding for President Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall sailed through the still-Republican-led House of Representatives on Thursday on was headed on its way to a showdown in the Senate.
According to ABC affiliate WBAY, the vote in favor of the wall funding fell largely along party lines.
Incoming socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sounded off on Twitter, trying to use her aversion to the border wall to score some politico points. And she failed miserably.
“And just like that, GOP discovers $5.7 billion for a wall,” she wrote. “$5.7 billion. What if we instead added $5.7B in teacher pay? Or replacing water pipes? Or college tuition/prescription refill subsidies? Or green jobs? But notice how no one’s asking the GOP how they’re paying for it.”
Her Twitter followers quickly informed her of a few things:
Regarding her comment of “notice how no one’s asking the GOP how they’re paying for it,” one Twitter user harkened back to the numerous times Ocasio-Cortez has failed to explain how the government will find the $40 trillion needed to fund her proposed programs over the next decade — like during this CNN interview and this Univision interview.