Ocasio-Cortez Throws Staffer Under The Bus For Atrocious Green New Deal Launch

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) appeared on “All In” with Chris Hayes on MSNBC on Friday night.

Among the things she spoke about was her Green New Deal proposal that went down in flames in a Senate vote this week, 0-57 Not one Democrat voted to have debate on the issue.

First, she threw one of her staffers under the bus in an effort to distance herself from the fact sheet about the GND posted on her congressional website and sent to news media.

People roundly mocked it and it was pulled off her congressional site several hours later, after even Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) seemed stunned saying eliminating air travel would make it a little hard to get to her state of Hawaii.

“I definitely had a staffer who had a very bad day at work and did release a working draft early, so I get that’s what they’re seizing on.”

Uh huh. So if it was a “working draft,” why didn’t they ever replace it with the correct one then? And even if that were true (and you know it isn’t), the fact that anyone thought of any of the crazy stuff that was released says a lot right there.

Despite the fact that she tried to distance herself from the “working draft,” she doubled down on the wild talk with more apocalyptic rhetoric about climate change.

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“Climate change is different because we have an expiration date. The IPCC report says we’ve got 12 years to turn it around,” she emphasized, raising her voce and getting more hysterical. “12 years!” She continued, “My concern is that we are going to be the frog in the pot of boiling water and we are going to debate and debate and debate and debate. And when we actually pass something, it’s going to be a wimpy carbon tax and our kids are doomed.”

Yes, it literally is socialism. Hence the reason she is, in fact, a socialist.

Because it can’t be done without solving “economic injustice.”

And don’t worry about the energy industries which are going to be destroyed or all those people who are going to lose their jobs.

And yes, she did bring up that cow flatulence again.

From Free Beacon:

She went on to reference “cow flatulence,” prompting Hayes to interject, “It sounds ridiculous, but it literally is an issue.”

“It is an issue when it comes to contributing to methane, but that doesn’t mean you end cows, it means we need to innovate and change our cow grain from which they feed in these troughs,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “We need to really take a look at regenerative agriculture, like these are our solutions.”

HT: Twitchy