Ocasio-Cortez Gaslights ‘Green New Deal’

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It comes from an official frequently-asked-questions document released by Ocasio-Cortez's office when the Green New Deal was released and was circulated by NPR.

"I, we, we never would, right?"

Hockett then asserted that "AOC has never said anything like that". "She tweeted it out to laugh at it".

New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey have formally introduced the Green New Deal, a sweeping plan to transform the nation's economy and achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years.

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"Apparently some Republicans have put it out there, I don't know the details", he said.

Hockett appeared to refer to an Ocasio-Cortez tweet that debunked a fake screenshot of the Green New Deal proposal that said it required men to urinate into to milk jugs.

Carlson responded by sarcastically "thanking" the professor for correcting him, laughing at the "ridiculous proposal".

Carlson asked Hockett about the Green New Deal guaranteeing "economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work".

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A now-deleted "Green New Deal FAQ" published on Ocasio-Cortez's website, however, did use the phrase "unwilling to work". Her initial backgrounder did mention those job averse people.

But perhaps this article's headline is a bit wrong, suppose that Hockett was actually just unaware of that line due and thinking of an actual prank document circulating the web.

Between clips of Ocasio-Cortez and Markey, Sanders celebrates the effort to enact climate and economic policies that ensure a habitable and healthy world for "our children and our grandchildren" while also creating "millions of good-paying jobs in the United States". Ocasio-Cortez retweeted Lawrence's tweet to her nearly three million followers, helping the misleading video go viral.

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