Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., a newcomer to this year’s Congress who already has flirted with the idea of being president and wants Democrats to “take back all three chambers of Congress,” the “presidency, the Senate and the House,” now has issued a warning that the world will end in 12 years.
Grabien.com posted a video of her at a Martin Luther King event in New York this week, where she was interviewed by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
She said, in part: “And I think the part of it that is generational is that millennials and people, in Gen Z, and all these folks that come after us are looking up and we’re like, the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.”
She continued, “You’re biggest issue, your biggest issue is how are we going to pay for it? — and like this is the war, this is our World War II. And I think for younger people looking at this are more like, how are we saying let’s take it easy when 3,000 Americans died last year, how are we saying let’s take it easy when the end person died from our cruel and unjust criminal justice system?
“How are we saying take it easy, the America that we’re living in today is so dystopian with people sleeping in their cars so they can work a second job without healthcare and we’re told to settle down. It’s a fundamental separation between that fierce urgency of now, the why we can’t wait that King spoke of. That at some point this chronic realities do reach a breaking point and I think for our generation it reached that, I wished I didn’t have to be doing every post, but sometimes I just feel like people aren’t being held accountable. Until, we all start pitching in and holding people accountable, I’m just gonna let them have it.”
The Daily Mail reported she also said it is “immoral” for billionaires to exist in the same country where people struggle to make ends meet.
“It is not to say that someone like Bill Gates, for example, or Warren Buffett are immoral people,” she claimed. “I do not believe that… but I do think a system that allows billionaires to exist when there are parts of Alabama where people are still getting ringworm because they don’t have access to public health is wrong.
“I think that it’s wrong that a vast majority of the country does not make a living great wage.”
Ocasio-Cortez has proved to be a hit on social media, with millions following her on Twitter as she has tried to raise taxes to fund her “Green New Deal” and made other outlandish statements.
A video of her statement was posted:
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 22, 2019
And those who commented were, well, troubled.
“I honestly can not listen to her speak in fear of losing I.Q. points,” said Cravin M.
And Chris wondered, “So 12 years exactly or just sometime that year? I need to make plans.”
“So much sciencing,” wrote political commentator Ben Shapiro.
The congressional newcomer previously compared her election victory to a moon landing, proposed her “Green New Deal,” vowed to “run train” in Congress, was fined by the feds for violations of the law by her campaign, was accused by Whoopi Goldberg of “pooping on people,” accused President Trump of being “racist,” and announced she needed a break to take care of herself.
This was mostly before she started her congressional term.
A blog post for the WIBC radio show “The Chicks on the Right” in Indianapolis” spotlighted Ocasio-Cortez’ comment, opening with: “Sweet, delightful, moderately-attractive AOC. So cute, and yet, so lacking of any signs of intelligence. A beautiful train wreck, you are.”
“The 3 branches of government: executive, legislative, judicial,” tweeted Ryan Saavedra in response to Ocasio-Cortez referring to three “chambers” of Congress in a video.
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress — Uh, rather, all three chambers of government: the presidency, the Senate, and the House.”
The 3 branches of government: executive, legislative, judicial. pic.twitter.com/8rPSpzottE
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 19, 2018
“If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress – uh, rather, all three chambers of government, the presidency, the Senate, and the House…” she explained.
Molly Prince at the Daily Caller News Foundation reported the “progressive darling” and self-proclaimed Democratic socialist “seemed to be confusing the two chambers of Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate, with the three branches of American government, the Executive, Legislative and Judicial.”
The report pointed out Ocasio-Cortez graduated cum laude from Boston University in 2011.