United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s attempt to prevent US military recruitment via Twitch failed to pass the House vote. The amendment, part of the H.R. 7617 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, ended with a final vote of 292 to 126. Over the past year, the US Armed Forces found a new way to recruit prospects through Twitch streaming and esports teams. Although its respective channels have many followers, Ocasio-Cortez believes this method of recruiting is immoral. “War is not a game,” she starts off her impassioned speech, “the marine service… and issues associated with combat are too serious to be […]
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