- Dean James at Right Wing Tribune
Socialist lunatic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) has proven once again that she is totally unfit to do ANYTHING but be a bartender or burger flipper.
No offense intended to good bartenders or fast-food workers but this freak is actually in a critical position in our government.
The list of absurdities that AOC has racked up in just 2 months is record setting. It is seriously unbelievable that idiots actually voted for her- but they did and we are paying the price.
Her latest blunder involves a statement she said about the Keystone XL pipeline where she claimed that about 5,000 barrels of oil leaked in rural South Dakota about two years ago.
The Keystone XL pipeline isn’t even built yet!
What a jackass.
During a House hearing Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez claimed that “Keystone XL, in particular, had one leak that leaked 210,000 gallons across South Dakota” while she questioned Wells Fargo president and CEO Timothy Sloan, The DCNF reported.
To be fair, she most likely confused the Keystone XL pipeline with the Keystone pipeline, which has been operating since 2010 when Obama was President.
But she should know the facts before she opens her filthy mouth.
Take a look:
— Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein) March 12, 2019
Environmentalists spent years opposing the Keystone XL pipeline, filing court challenges and successfully lobbying former President Barack Obama to personally reject the project in late 2015. President Donald Trump reversed that decision in early 2017, but Keystone XL’s progress has since been delayed by activist lawsuits.
The existing Keystone pipeline, however, was responsible for leaking up to 9,700 barrels in South Dakota in 2017. The initial estimate for the spill was about 5,000 barrels, or 210,000 gallons of oil. Both Keystone and the planned XL line are operated by Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada.
TransCanada said it repaired the pipeline and cleaned-up the spill, Reuters reported in 2018, though the event has been used by environmental activists to gin up opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.
Ocasio-Cortez, who recently introduced the Green New Deal resolution, also took aim at Wells Fargo’s financing of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which sparked violent protests along the project’s planned route throughout 2016.
Like Keystone XL, the Trump administration reversed the Obama administration’s blocking of the project. Dakota Access went into service in 2017. TransCanada had plans to begin building the Keystone XL pipeline later this year, but a February federal court ruling could delay construction until 2020.
Ocasio-Cortez also grilled Wells Fargo’s Sloan over their financing of the Dakota Access Pipeline, asking the bank CEO if his company should be responsible for cleaning up any oil spills. The freshman Democrat also claimed the Dakota Access pipeline has leaked five times since it began operating two years ago.
“So, hypothetically, if there was a leak from the Dakota Access Pipeline, why shouldn’t Wells Fargo pay for the cleanup of it, since it paid for the construction of the pipeline itself?” Ocasio-Cortez asked in Tuesday’s hearing.
“We don’t operate the pipeline, we provide financing to the company that’s operating the pipeline,” Sloan said, also noting Wells Fargo had an environmental oversight group.
I’m getting really tired of this low IQ a-hole.