Another huge defeat for Democrat socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
According to The Verge, the United States House officially voted AGAINST a bill by Ocasio-Cortez that called for military ads to be banned targeting young people. Ocasio-Cortez wanted to ban military ads that target young adults on a website called Twitch because she claimed that young people should not be recruited to the military.
Ocasio-Cortez Bill Targets Military Recruitment
Ocasio-Cortez went on a long rant on the House floor claiming that it was wrong for the United States military to try to recruit young people online.
Ocasio-Cortez especially criticized ads on a platform called Twitch, which is used by mostly adult males, and some young people as well.
“Right now, currently, children on platforms such as Twitch are bombarded with banner ads linked to recruitment signup forms that can be submitted by children as young as 12 years old. These are not education outreach programs for the military.”
As a result, Ocasio-Cortez introduced a bill that would have permanently banned US military organizations from using funds to “maintain a presence on Twitch.com or any video game, e-sports, or live-streaming platform.”
Thankfully, the House quickly chose to reject Ocasio-Cortez’s bill. The decision was made 45 for and 105 against.
The vote is now at 45 yeas to 105 nays. Majority is not in favor of @AOC's bill. The US Navy and Army have stated they will continue to stream on Twitch and declined to comment on pending legislation.
— Shannon Liao (@Shannon_Liao) July 30, 2020
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