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AOC suggests Manchin responsible for NYC flood deaths

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., bashed Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Thursday in an obvious try to assign blame for the 12 flooding deaths in New York Metropolis brought on by Tropical Storm Ida.

“Manchin has weekly huddles w/ Exxon & is considered one of many senators who provides lobbyists their pen to put in writing so-called ‘bipartisan’ fossil gas payments,” she mentioned. “It’s killing folks. Our folks. At the very least 12 final evening. Sick of this ‘bipartisan’ corruption that masquerades as clear-eyed moderation.”

She added: “Fossil gas corps & darkish cash is destroying our democracy, nation, & planet. All day our group has been pulling our bodies out of properties from the flood. Complete households. And we’re speculated to entertain lobbyist speaking factors about why we should always abandon folks & do nothing? No.”

She was responding to an op-ed wherein Manchin laid out his opposition to a $3.5 trillion spending package deal backed by Democrats.

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He additionally confronted backlash from Rep. Rashia Tlaib, D-Mich., who informed him to look into the faces of her struggling residents.

“As a substitute of writing op-eds, why do not you look into the faces of my residents who’ve had their basements flooded with sewage a number of occasions and their energy out for days, Senator Manchin. We deserve higher,” she mentioned.

Manchin’s workplace and Exxon didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.

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The tweets underscored mounting rigidity throughout the Democratic Occasion after the Supreme Court docket dismissed an try to halt Texas’ restrictive abortion legislation. That transfer prompted Ocasio-Cortez and others to name for the Senate to pack the courts. 

To that finish, nonetheless, they want the assist of moderates like Manchin, who has already expressed his opposition.

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