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Published On: Mon, Feb 25th, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacks Green New Deal critics, ‘I’m the boss’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., dismissed critics of her Green New Deal on Friday, saying to any critic who has yet to offer their own bold environmental ideas: “Until you do it, I’m the boss.”

The new fresh face in the House was speaking at a “Girls Who Code” event in the Queens borough of New York City: “Like I just introduced the Green New Deal two weeks ago, and it’s creating all of this conversation. Why? Because no one else has even tried. Because no one else has even tried.”

“So people are like, ‘Oh it’s unrealistic. Oh it’s vague. Oh it doesn’t address this little minute thing,'” she added. “And I’m like, ‘You try. You do it. Cuz you’re not. Cuz you’re not. So, until you do it, I’m the boss.’ How about that?'”

The comments were met with laughter and cheers.

The resolution was authored by Ocasio-Cortez and longtime climate advocate Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass. It is nonbinding but calls for Congress to take the lead in ridding the nation of fossil fuels in the next few decades, among other dramatic far left program objectives.

Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday on Instagram Live that millennials are struggling with the moral question of whether it is okay to have children due to problems like global warming and student debt.

“There’s a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult, and it does lead, I think, young people, to have a legitimate question: Is it OK to still have children?” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“Not just financially because people are graduating with 20, 30, $100,000 worth of student loan debt, and so they can’t even afford to have kids and a house, but also just this basic moral question, like, ‘what do we do?’” she continued. “And even if you don’t have kids, there are still children here in the world and we have a moral obligation to leave a better world for them.”

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