In a tweet this Thursday, Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took a swipe at Republicans for preoccupying themselves with “cancel culture” while lawmakers worked to pass President Biden’s sweeping $1.9 billion economic relief package.
AOC tweeted that this week the Democrats passed the stimulus package “to deliver stimulus checks (w/dependents!), cut child poverty in half, extend $300 UI, prevent cuts in state + local services, largest-ever investment in Native communities, etc.”
What did the GOP do? They took a “week to read The Cat in the Hat,” she wrote.
This week in Congress:
Dems: Passed $1.9T COVID package to deliver stimulus checks (w/ dependents!), cut child poverty in half, extend $300 UI, prevent cuts in state + local services, largest-ever investment in Native communities, etc
GOP: Took a week to read The Cat in the Hat
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 12, 2021
As the Associated Press reported this earlier this month, six Dr. Seuss books — including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo” — will cease to be published due to what some people see as racist and insensitive imagery.
Republicans slammed the news with allegations of “cancel culture” and appealed to “Save Dr Seuss from the Radical Left” with a free copy of The Cat In The Hat for a donation of $25 to the party.
I still like Dr. Seuss, so I decided to read Green Eggs and Ham.
RT if you still like him too! pic.twitter.com/2pbRbSiJD6
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 6, 2021
GOP leader Kevin McCarthy took to Twitter with a video of himself reading “Green Eggs & Ham” as a protest over the books’ discontinuation.
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