Ocasio-Cortez says Green New Deal critics are making ‘fools of themselves’ | US news | The Guardian

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to the media after a televised town hall in New York on 29 March.

Such assertions have no basis in fact: the resolution does not call for the elimination of animal agriculture or aviation. The extraordinarily large cost attributed to the plan by Republicans, typically $93tn, is also false.
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Ocasio-Cortez said she expected such attacks.

“But I didn’t expect them to make total fools of themselves,” she told MSNBC on Friday. “I expected a little more nuance, and I expected a little more ‘concern trolling’,” meaning expressions of disingenuous concern.

Ocasio-Cortez added that politics in Washington DC often feels like “the upside down”, a reference to a distorted parallel reality depicted in the Netflix show Stranger Things.

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