Ocasio-Cortez Demands Trump Wall Funds Be Used for Something Else, Instantly Regrets It

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December 21, 2018Dec 21, 2018

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.”

https://twitter.com/Ocasio2018/status/1075928347933327360

Her Twitter followers quickly informed her of a few things:

https://twitter.com/CarmineSabia/status/1076081133652197377

https://twitter.com/TheMaverick21/status/1076079614554984448

https://twitter.com/PolitiBunny/status/1076072292868898816

https://twitter.com/magoos_son/status/1076133775837401089

https://twitter.com/qykpick/status/1076131958755708933

https://twitter.com/deepgreenphilly/status/1076177083179716609

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.

https://twitter.com/tnytro/status/1076115448100515842

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