Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashes out at critics of socialist Green New Deal

24 February, 2019, 21:25 | Author: Sue Mclaughlin
  • A bunch of kids confronted Senator Dianne Feinstein over the Green New Deal

In the latest round of the kids v. adults showdown: A bunch of children and young folks stormed Senator Dianne Feinstein's office to ask her to back the Green New Deal. Across the globe, teenage activists are picking up the mantle of climate change, from the Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg - who told an audience at Davos that "our house is on fire" - to the 21 young Americans suing the federal government for violating their due process rights by knowing about the dangers of climate change for decades, but doing nothing about it.

On Friday morning in her office in San Francisco, Senator Dianne Feinstein met with a group of child activists from the Sunrise Movement, an organization of young people dedicated to legislative climate action.

"Well, you didn't vote for me", the senator responded.

"Well, it's not going to get turned around in 10 years", Feinstein replied.

'I would have remembered, ' one resident of 40 years told the Post, saying he'd never seen Ocasio-Cortez or her boyfriend, Riley Roberts, who also lists his residence in the unit. I've been doing this for 30 years. "I know what I'm doing", Feinstein said at one point.

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In the video, Feinstein also asks a girl how old she is as the girl says politicians should listen to the people they represent. But did they? Some chose to post the full interaction of the exchange and found that-gasp-Sunrise may have just shared the moments where Feinstein looked bad. Her reaction is why young people desperately want new leadership in Congress. I could think of at least 20 ways to respond and hers was off the charts disrespectful, degrading and just plain rude. Feinstein repeatedly tells the children that there is "no way to pay" for the plan, and tells the children that she is supporting her own resolution. Ed Markey and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, both Democrats, that is meant to change the USA economy to tackle climate change and create thousands of renewable energy jobs.

ACTIVIST: I hear what you're saying, but we're the people who voted you. "I always welcome the opportunity to hear from Californians who feel passionately about this issue and it remains a top priority of mine". "Because no one else has even tried", she said.

Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez rolled out the resolution that proposed a total overhaul of the USA economy and energy sectors over the next 10 years, coupled with progressive policies unrelated to addressing climate change. Markey. The Green New Deal is a comprehensive plan which includes switching the entire county's electricity to power sources that are renewable and have no emissions, making the country's buildings more energy efficient and investing in electric vehicles and high-speed rail. Many scientists theorize that greenhouse gases may be a major contributor to the notion of man-made climate change.

But those opposed to the plan have shared concerns it would come with unmanageable costs.

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