Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Biden: ‘I’ll Be Damned’ if We Accept His Climate Change Approach

Progressive Democrat has an issue with the former VP's lukewarm embrace of the radical Green New Deal

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Environmental extremist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) took a shot at former Vice President Joe Biden earlier this week, railing that she would “be damned” if he thinks a “middle-of-the-road” approach to global warming is acceptable.

The New York Democrat, who recently hinted she’d be open to endorsing a candidate in 2020, has made it clear that Biden is not her personal favorite.

Just last month, Ocasio-Cortez said a Biden campaign “does not particularly animate me right now,” and that she “[doesn’t] want to go back,” but rather “want[s] to go forward.”

Now, she’s declaring that his lukewarm embrace of her radical Green New Deal is a dealbreaker.

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“I’ll be damned if the same politicians who refused to act [in past decades] are going to try to come back today and say we need a ‘middle-of-the-road’ approach to save our lives,” she said at a rally for the widely mocked global warming policy.

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The comments were a direct jab at Biden — whose campaign revealed he was seeking to “find middle ground” when crafting a policy to aid the environment.

It’s funny, in our view, to see Ocasio-Cortez return to her hyperbolic rants on climate change when she recently mocked Republicans for actually believing her when she said the world was going to end in 12 years.

“You’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal,” she scoffed in reference to her own comments.

And just like that — we’re back to “we need the Green New Deal to ‘save our lives,’ like OMG.”

Ocasio-Cortez made her comments at a rally for the Sunrise Movement, the same group she helped in staging a global warming protest inside of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.

Teams up with Bernie. Ocasio-Cortez seemed to be providing an “assist” to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), coordinating their attacks on Biden as the former vice president runs away and hides in national polling, as The Hill reported.

Last week, The Political Insider suggested any endorsement by AOC would most likely be given to Sanders. He is, after all, nearly as radically communist as Ocasio-Cortez in every way, while she has previously served as an organizer for Sanders’ presidential campaign.

But they’re not going to win a battle with Trump, even if they gang up. Hours earlier, the president declared the Green New Deal, which nearly every other Democrat has endorsed, to be a hoax.

“The Green New Deal is a hoax like the hoax I just went through,” Trump said during a speech in Louisiana. “I’m not sure — it might even be a bigger one. And mine was pretty big.”

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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