AOC Criticizes Manchin For Haaland Confirmation Indecision
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., NY) beat up Senator Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) on Monday over a report that he has not yet decided whether to accept Representative Deb Haaland's (D. , NM). for interior ministers.
"Jeff Sessions was so openly racist that even Reagan couldn't appoint him," Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet referring to former President Trump's first attorney general. “Manchin voted to confirm it. The sessions were then aimed at children with a migration background because of far-reaching human rights violations with family separation. But the first local woman to be Cabinet Sec is where Manchins find discomfort? "
The Squad member's comments came in response to a report that Manchin was undecided whether he would support Haaland's endorsement. His spokeswoman reportedly told NBC News that he met with the New Mexico Congresswoman on Zoom to discuss her confirmation but did "Remaining Questions."
". @ DebHaalandNM is a profound official and advocate of working families," Ocasio-Cortez said in another post. “Her appointment as Minister of the Interior would be historic and her leadership promises progress for our country. Call your senator to assist in their endorsement. "
Since the Senate is evenly divided between the parties, Manchin, a moderate democrat who does not always vote on party politics, has taken on newly won power. If Manchin votes no, the Democrats need the support of at least one Republican senator for the matter to materialize.
Neera Tanden's confirmation as director of the Office of Management and Budget seems increasingly unlikely after Manchin and moderate Republican Senators Susan Collins from Maine and Mitt Romney from Utah signaled they would not support her.
Haaland's confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy Committee is scheduled for Tuesday.
Ocasio-Cortez's comments are just the latest in an ongoing Twitter feud between the progressive New York congressman and the moderate senator from West Virginia.
The couple spent a month walking back and forth on Twitter over the summer after the senator criticized calls to defuse the police, saying, "Defund, my bum."
Ocasio-Cortez responded with a photo of himself that Manchin stared at as he applauded President Trump's second State of the Union address.
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