Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is waging a war on former Vice President Joe Biden and his moderate stance on climate change.
The Democratic presidential frontrunner was recently polled as the 20+ pool’s most “electable” candidate, BizPac Review reports, but his views about the environment are a “dealbreaker” for Ocasio-Cortez.
“This is a dealbreaker,” the New York congresswoman wrote in a tweet concerning a Reuters story about Biden. “There is no ‘middle ground’ w/ climate denial & delay.”
“Blaming ‘blue collar’ Americans as the main opponents to bold climate policy is gas lobbyist 101. We’re not going to solve the climate crisis w/ this lack of leadership. Our kids’ lives are at stake,” she added.
Several other liberals quickly jumped in and backed Ocasio-Cortez’s view:
BizPac Review reports Ocasio-Cortez wants a more firm plan to combat environmental change from her party’s leader and potential presidential nominee:
AOC is among the slew of radically far-left Democrats who believe that American society must be completely restructured, lest the world grinds to a halt in exactly 12 years.
Biden meanwhile intends to pursue a more “reasonable” plan that calls for reentering the widely panned Paris Climate Agreement and reinstituting the Obama-era regulations that Trump has repealed.
To appease blue-collar Americans, his plan would “also be supportive of nuclear energy and fossil fuel options like natural gas and carbon capture technology, which limit emissions from coal plants and other industrial facilities,” according to Reuters.
The goal would be to appease both radical environmentalists and everyday Americans. But according to Ocasio-Cortez and others like her, trying to appease both sides is a big no-no.
The Biden campaign has pushed back on the report, clarifying that Biden sees the climate changing as an “existential threat” and wants to do all he can within reason to coax Republicans into supporting it.Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.