Far left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fancies herself a king maker for Democrats and in a weird way, she is. The left listens to her and values her opinion.
With that in mind, it’s going to be fascinating to see how a conflict between her and Joe Biden plays out.
She is not satisfied with his position on climate change.
AOC You Later, Biden! Ocasio-Cortez Says Former Vice President’s Moderate Global Warming Stance Is A Dealbreaker
Hey Joe, what do ya know? Apparently not much when it comes to fighting against global warming, according to Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The freshman Congresswoman and leader on the socialistic style Green New Deal tweeted her disgust after sources revealed a part of Joe Biden’s plan to combat climate change, saying the Vice President displayed a “lack of leadership” with his potential “middle ground” proposal.
According to Reuters, “[t]he backbone of the policy will likely include the United States re-joining the Paris Climate Agreement and preserving U.S. regulations on emissions and vehicle fuel efficiency that Trump has sought to undo, according to one of the sources, Heather Zichal, who is part of a team advising Biden on climate change. She previously advised President Barack Obama.”
Reuters source also said that “the policy could also be supportive of nuclear energy and fossil fuel options like natural gas and carbon capture technology, which limit emissions from coal plants and other industrial facilities.”
In response, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said, “This is a dealbreaker. There is no ‘middle ground’ w/ climate denial & delay. Blaming ‘blue collar’ Americans as the main opponents to bold climate policy is gas lobbyist 101.”
See AOC’s tweet below:
This is a dealbreaker.
There is no “middle ground” w/ climate denial & delay.
Blaming “blue collar” Americans as the main opponents to bold climate policy is gas lobbyist 101.
We’re not going to solve the climate crisis w/ this lack of leadership. Our kids’ lives are at stake. https://t.co/KvrBmaJd75
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 10, 2019
Bernie Sanders is also attacking Biden for this.
Sanders slams Biden’s climate change proposal
As the inevitable primary battles heat up, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) took the opportunity on Friday to slam former Vice President Joe Biden’s “middle ground” climate change plan that has been crafted with the help of a former aide to President Obama.
See Bernie’s tweet below:
There is no “middle ground” when it comes to climate policy. If we don't commit to fully transforming our energy system away from fossil fuels, we will doom future generations. Fighting climate change must be our priority, whether fossil fuel billionaires like it or not.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 10, 2019
The left is obsessed with this issue and nothing less than AOC’s ‘Green New Deal’ will be enough.