Ocasio-Cortez Flips On Her Own Party

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(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – Representative Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has signaled that she voted against the debt limit bill on Wednesday, as the June 5th deadline that the Treasury Department has set for default is rapidly approaching.

Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez stated that her “red line has already been surpassed.” She specifically noted that she would never vote in favor of the work requirements being added to programs, or the spending cuts and that she would not support a non-clean debt ceiling.

The New York Representative is not the only one to have opposed the legislation, which has received criticisms from both sides. Many have also questioned whether Congress would be able to pass the bill in time.

On Saturday, President Biden and Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced that a tentative agreement for increasing the debt ceiling had been reached only weeks after tough negotiations from both sides. McCarthy proceeded to release a text of the bill the following day.

Despite the two reaching an agreement, many House Republicans, including Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), and Rep. Wesley Hunt (R-TX), have stated that they would oppose the bill once it hits the floor.

However, the bill did manage to pass an important step on Tuesday night after the House Rules Committee advanced the bill on a 7-6 vote. Both Roy and Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) joined the Democrats in opposing the bill.

After a weeks-long stalemate, the bill finally passed in the Senate on a 63-to-36 vote on the evening of June 1st. President Biden promised to pass it as soon as it reaches his desk.

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