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AOC Defends Hypocrisy on Carbon Footprint

Climate change champion Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) found herself in hot water over the weekend after a viral New York Post report revealed that her excessive carbon footprint is far from being in line with the Green New Deal. “I also fly and use AC,” the climate alarmist tweeted in self-defense Saturday night, trying to downplay the double standards bombshell. “Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future.” Her green infractions include rampant use of Uber and other cars and spending nearly $30K on fossil-fuel burning transport despite her apartment being within walking distance of the NYC metro. By comparison, freshman Reprersentative Max Rose (D-NY) clocked in at only $6,091.29 despite representing a larger district. Translation: rules for thee but not for me.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has responded to reports that, despite being the author of the extreme environmental legislation known as the Green New Deal, she has a far larger carbon footprint than the average American, and does not appear to have made any changes to her lifestyle, despite her apocalyptic environmental predictions.

According to the New York Post, Ocasio-Cortez justifies her office’s use of carbon-spewing combustion engine vehicles and frequent air travel by noting that she is just “living in the world.”

“I also fly and use AC,” she tweeted Saturday night. “Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future.”

But, it seems, Ocasio-Cortez isn’t simply “living” the way an average American might. According to another, groundbreaking expose from the Post, the Green New Deal author — who proposes completely ending domestic air travel, eliminating bovine flatulence, and replacing all combustion engine vehicles with vehicles that operate solely on electricity — frequently uses Uber, Lyft, cabs, and car-sharing services, and has an impressive flight log.

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