To think that this is the face of our freshman politicians is officially an embarrassment.
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a temper tantrum after The New York Post outed her as a hypocrite.
In a scathing story this weekend The Post showed how the 29-year-old goes against everything she preaches.
“We’re like, ‘The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,’” Cortez said in January, The Post reported.
“And, like, this is the war; this is our World War II,” she said, talking more like a teenager than a Congresswoman.
“It is basically a scientific consensus that the lives of our children are going to be very difficult” she said last week.
“And it does lead young people to have a legitimate question: is it OK to still have children?” she said.
She wants to have a “a full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases” in the next decade.
And her Green New Deal insists that we need to “totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out high-speed rail … create affordable public transit available to all, with goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle,” The Post reported.
But the woman who boasts of a “razor-sharp BS detector” seems to have trouble sniffing out her own.
Since declaring her candidacy in May 2017, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign heavily relied on those combustible-engine cars — even though a subway station was just 138 feet from her Elmhurst campaign office.
She listed 1,049 transactions for Uber, Lyft, Juno and other car services, federal filings show. The campaign had 505 Uber expenses alone.
In all, Ocasio-Cortez spent $29,365.70 on those emissions-spewing vehicles, along with car and van rentals — even though her Queens HQ was a one-minute walk to the 7 train.
The campaign shelled out only $8,335.41 on 52 MetroCard transactions…
… Her campaign embraced the friendly skies, logging 66 airline transactions costing $25,174.54 during campaign season.
The Democratic firebrand or her staff took Amtrak far less — only 18 times — despite high-speed rail being the cornerstone of her save-the-world strategy.
Most of the flights came after her primary win gave her superstar status and Ocasio-Cortez spent weeks jetting around the country, burning fuel to support her fellow Dems.
That despite her ultimate goal of building “high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary” — part of her Green New Deal mentioned in a FAQ she posted to her official website. She later called the air travel reference a mistake. The resolution now before Congress doesn’t mention air travel.
She did not like the expose, which delved deeper into her hypocrisy and is a good read, and she did what she does best.
She lashed out on Twitter at The Post and its story exposing her as the fraud that she is.
“I also fly ✈️ & use A/C
“Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future.
“The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy,” she said.
Living in the world as it is? The world as it is has the trains you speak of and you can use them.
In the world as it is you could ride a bike or walk but you choose to not practice what you preach.
The socialist representative is a charlatan and a hypocrite and she does not like when she is exposed.
Src: The Federalist Papers