Ocasio-Cortez Says So Many False Things at One Time During Town Hall It’s Hard to Keep Up

WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez says ‘They Had To Amend The Constitution To Make Sure FDR Didn’t Get Re-Elected’

Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had a tough time last week.

Her poll numbers crashed. And her Green New Deal went down to defeat in the Senate.

MSnBC came to her rescue giving her an unprecedented platform to push the Green New Deal in a town hall event on Friday.

But despite blaming one of her staffers for the much mocked FAQ she released in support of the plan, she doubled down on the horrors of cow farts and pushed multiple false claims which host Chris Hayes did nothing to push back on.

From Daily Wire:

Early on, Ocasio-Cortez once again addressed “cow farts,” which were infamously mentioned during the rollout of her “Green New Deal,” suggesting cows need to have their diets changed.

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“We need to innovate and change our, our grain, uh, our, our cow grain from which you know they feed in these troughs,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “We need to look at regenerative agriculture. These are our solutions.”

During the event, the freshman congresswoman made multiple false claims, including her repeated claim that the earth is facing cataclysmic climate disaster if carbon emissions are not drastically cut in the next 12 years.

“We have an expiration date and the IPCC report says we’ve got 12 years to turn it around!” Ocasio-Cortez warned. “12 years! My concern is we are going to be the frog in the pot of boiling water…and our kids are doomed.”

Multiple scientists pointed out what nonsense that was, including NASA scientist, Kate Marvel.

“12 years isn’t a deadline, and climate change isn’t a cliff we fall off — it’s a slope we slide down,” Marvel said. “We don’t have 12 years to prevent climate change — we have no time. It’s already here. And even under a business-as-usual scenario, the world isn’t going to end in exactly twelve years.”

Gavin Schmidt, who leads NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, told Axios: “All the time-limited frames are bullsh**. Nothing special happens when the ‘carbon budget’ runs out or we pass whatever temperature target you care about, instead the costs of emissions steadily rise. The thing to push back against is the implicit framing that there is some magic global mean temperature or total emissions that separate ‘fine’ from ‘catastrophic’. There just isn’t.”

Andrea Dutton, a paleoclimate researcher at the University of Florida, said regarding the IPCC report that Ocasio-Cortez constantly references: “For some reason the media latched onto the 12 years (2030), presumably because they thought that it helped to get across the message of how quickly we are approaching this and hence how urgently we need action. Unfortunately, this has led to a complete mischaracterization of what the report said.”

Ocasio-Cortez also falsely claimed that Republicans had to amend the Constitution to stop FDR from getting re-elected because his policies (Democratic policies) were so popular. Of course, the 22nd Amendment limiting presidential terms wasn’t approved by Congress until 1947, two years after FDR was dead and with a super-majority of Congress, not just Republicans. Then it was ratified by the states in 1951. And it wouldn’t be retroactive, so it wouldn’t have applied to FDR even had he lived.

She was using that as an example to say Republicans shouldn’t be questioning how much the GND might cost.

“They wave this wand and they say, ‘Oh, it’s going to cost a bazillion dollars,’ like they sound like Dr. Evil,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “You know, let’s just start. Now!”

Estimates say it would cost $93 trillion and that it would cost $650,000 over ten years for each American family.

So to just say “do it now” is more than a little ridiculous.

And she’s even getting called out by a traditional left-leaning ally.

The AFL-CIO, America’s largest organized-labor group, ripped Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal last month, writing that it “is far too short on specific solutions that speak to the jobs of our members and the critical sections of our economy.”

“It is not rooted in an engineering-based approach and makes promises that are not achievable or realistic,” the letter from the AFL-CIO Energy Committee said. “We will not accept proposals that could cause immediate harm to millions of our members and their families. We will not stand by and allow threats to our members’ jobs and their families’ standard of living go unanswered.”

And in trying to impress the need to adopt her plan, she even compared addressing climate change to dealing with the 9/11 terrorist attack and degraded our response.

“On the events on September 11, 2001, thousands of Americans died in the largest terror attack on US soil,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Our national response was war in one then eventually two countries: 3,000 Americans died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria. Where is our response?”


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