New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was irate after being humiliated by her own Democrat Party in the Senate, where not one voted for her Green New Deal.
She took the opportunity of the floor of the House of Representatives to tear into opponents of her ridiculous plan.
It happened when Republican Rep. Sean P. Duffy was speaking when he introduced an Amendment to the Green New Deal.
“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defends Green New Deal against criticism: “You want to tell people that their concern and their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist?…People are dying!”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defends Green New Deal against criticism: “You want to tell people that their concern and their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist?…People are dying!” https://t.co/CvaQrAjEpy pic.twitter.com/wkYwtTr9mH
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“I think it’s rich that we talk about how we care about the poor, but all the while we’ll sign on to bills that dramatically increase the cost of a family to get into a home,” he said.
“I don’t think we should not focus on the rich, wealthy elites who will look at this and go, ‘I love it, because I’ve got big money in the bank; everyone should do this. We should all sign onto it,’” he said.
“It’s kind of like saying, ‘I’ll sign on to the Green New Deal, but I’ll take a private jet from D.C. to California,’” Duffy said.
“A private jet! Or ‘I’ll take my Uber SUV, I won’t take the train. Or I’ll go to Davos, and I’ll fly my private jet.’ The hypocrisy!” he said.
That was when wacko Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters asked Ocasio-Cortez if she wanted to respond to the statements.
“I am very encouraged by the sudden concern on the other side of the aisle about climate change, and it makes me feel as though our efforts have been effective,” the 29-year-old said sarcastically.
“At the very least in distancing between the dangerous strategy of climate denial, which we know is costing us lives — at least 3,000 in Puerto Rico in Hurricane Maria,” she said.
“You want to tell people that their concern and their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist? Tell that to the kids in the South Bronx which are suffering from the highest rates of childhood asthma in the country,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“Tell that to the families in Flint whose kids have — their blood is ascending in lead levels. Their brains are damaged for the rest of their lives,” she said.
“Call them elitist. You’re telling them that those kids are trying to get on a plane to Davos? People are dying. They are dying,” she said.
“And the response across the other side of the aisle is to introduce an amendment five minutes before a hearing in a markup?” the New York representative said.
“This is serious. This should not be a partisan issue. This is about our constituents and all of our lives,” she said.
“Iowa, Nebraska, broad swaths of the Midwest are drowning right now. Underwater. Farms, towns that will never be recovered and never come back,” she said.
““If we tell the American public that we are more willing to invest and bail out big banks than we are willing to invest in our farmers and our urban families, then I don’t know what we’re here doing. I don’t know what we’re here doing,” she said.
She forgot to mention that the world is going to end in around a decade.
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