NY Dem Goes Public, Calls Out Ocasio-Cortez For ‘Lying to Voters’

WATCH: NY Dem Goes Public, Calls Out Ocasio-Cortez For ‘Lying to Voters’

While it seems like Democrats are moving completely down the socialist path with a push from some of the new far left freshmen like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), not every Democrat is playing.

Indeed, some are pushing back pretty strongly against that narrative, including Ocasio-Cortez’s fellow New Yorker, Rep. Max Rose.

Rose said that while he sees climate change as an important issue, Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal wasn’t the answer, that it was a socialist lie.

From Fox News:

Rose — who has also previously criticized another far-left freshman Democrat, U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, over her remarks about Israel and Jewish lawmakers in the U.S. — told the MetroFocus program host that while he sees climate change a pressing issue that requires a quick and bold response, Ocasio-Cortez’s plan is just not that solution.

“This is not the time for milquetoast incrementalism,” he said. “It just isn’t. But with that being said, nothing about what I just said would provide a justification for a massive socialist economic policy platform. Just not needed.”

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He dismissed the Green New Deal goals, such as job and housing guarantees, as economically unfeasible, saying the proponents of the deal are lying to voters.

“There’s no need to lie to voters right now,” he said. “We don’t need the Democratic version of ‘repeal and replace.’”

He then went after Ocasio-Cortez for the report that she and her Justice Democrats had a list of people they would be going after for not being sufficiently leftist and trying to primary them.

But Rose went on to slam Ocasio-Cortez following a story that she’s compiling a “list” of Democrats that will face a primary challenge from progressive Democrats for siding with Republicans in the House on an amendment to notify the federal agency Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) whenever an illegal immigrant attempts to buy a firearm.

“She’s going to keep a list,” Rose said, looking somewhat annoyed. “This is very simple because I’m not one to deal in subtleties. I think it’s best not to be passive-aggressive. If she wants to primary me, if the Justice Democrats want to primary me, I’ll lay out the red carpet. We can settle this at the polls.”

Rose had previously blasted Ocasio-Cortez when she tweeted that going into Afghanistan to get Al Qaeda after the 9/11 terrorist attack was wrong. Rose is a 32-year-old U.S. Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, who earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for his actions while there. While he would like the war to end there now, he said there was no question that the U.S. did the right thing in going into Afghanistan to get the terrorists after the attack.

Rose’s district which covers all of Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn is more moderate than Ocasio-Cortez’s district, previously having a Republican in office prior to Rose.