Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes that people mocking her socialist Green New Deal are comparable to those who opposed the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
During an Instagram Live session on Wednesday, the New York socialist was asked by a user how many years were left until the world ends if climate change is not “adequately addressed.”
Ocasio-Cortez claimed we have 12 years left and then went on a rant about people mocking her socialist legislation.
“We have twelve years left to cut emissions by at least 50 percent if not more,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “For everyone who wants to make a joke about that, you may laugh, but your grandkids will not, so understand that the internet documents everything.”
She then went on bizarre diatribe about how some look back to the civil rights movement and see how they were on the wrong side of history.
This, she claims, is similar to those who oppose her Green New Deal.
“They would hold up these bigoted signs and they would hold up signs that said things like ‘What about white rights?’ and all of this stuff in the 1950’s and 1960’s, so just know that in the present day there are a lot of people who hide the fact that their families and that their grandparents fought against principles of equal rights in the United States, not 100 years ago, not 80 years ago, but in this generation’s lifetime,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“While a lot of people can hide that their grandparents did that in the civil rights movement, you should also know that the internet documents everything and your grandchildren will not be able to hide the fact that you fought against acknowledging and taking bold actions on climate change,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “People who are trying to mock and delay this moment, I mean—I just feel bad for you. I just pity you for your role in history right now.”
Last month, the U.S. Senate voted 0-57 to reject the Green New Deal, meaning not a single senator voted “yes” on it.
Zero senators voted “yea,” with 57 voting “nay” and 43 Democrats voting “present.”
Four Democrats — Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, and Angus King, I-Maine — joined all 53 Republicans in voting against the socialist measure.
The Green New Deal has also been heavily criticized for how much it will cost taxpayers.
One study found that the price tag for socialist measure would be around $7 trillion.
However, a second study found that the estimated $7 trillion projected cost is painfully low, and that it could actually cost nearly $50 trillion, which would be roughly seven — SEVEN — times more than that.
A third study found that it would actually cost around $93 trillion over the next decade.
All that “free” stuff Ocasio-Cortez keeps promising sure is expensive, and experts argue it will literally end all of civilization if implemented and destroy the country.