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AOC: Republicans ‘took a week to read the Cat in the Hat’ while we passed Covid relief

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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.

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.

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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