Democrats finally pass $4.5 billion border bill, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib vote against it

Democrats finally pass $4.5 billion border bill, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib vote against it
Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib (Image: YouTube video screen grab)

[Ed. – They’d rather just bellyache over what a bastard Donald Trump is.]

Four House Democrats on Tuesday evening bucked party leadership and voted against a bill to provide $4.5 billion in emergency border funding.

The Democrats who voted against the bill were Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Ayanna Pressley(Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.)

The handful of defections come in the wake of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) meeting on Monday evening with progressive and Latino lawmakers who were hesitant to support the measure.

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The Speaker urged members of her party to support the legislation earlier in the day, arguing that defecting would be a win for President Trump.

“Understand what we’re up against in the White House. The president would love for this bill to go down today,” Pelosi said during a closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday, according to a senior Democratic aide.

“A vote against this bill is a vote for Donald Trump and his inhumane, outside-the-circle of civilized attitude toward the children.”

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