Ocasio-Cortez was not alone in voicing frustration at the lack of time given to inspect the bill. She was joined Monday by Independent Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan and Republican Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado.
“For half a year, congressional leaders refused to put any legislation on the floor to be considered and scrutinized and amended,” said the Michigan lawmaker. “Now, they release a 5,593-page bill with no opportunity to read it, let alone amend it. No responsible legislator should vote for such a thing.”
The difference here is that Amash and Buck actually voted “nay” on all motions. Unlike the congresswoman, their protestations were more than just performative outrage for an audience on social media.
So, all credit goes to them. They actually followed through on their opposition.