Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took to Twitter Thursday to post a video of a New Yorker wading through waist-high water at a city subway station and warned of things to come without the passage of the Green New Deal.
She appeared to use the video to mock critics of the deal.
“The Green New Deal, which is a blueprint to create millions of good jobs rebuilding infrastructure to stem climate change & protect vulnerable communities, is unrealistic,” she quoted in the tweet. “Instead we will do the adult thing, which is take orders from fossil fuel exes & make you swim to work.”
Tropical Strom Elsa has been dumping heavy rain on the region.
Business Insider reported that it appeared the Ocasio-Cortez was referencing a video that leaked that showed an Exxon lobbyist talked about the alleged effort to weaken President Biden’s climate push. Her office did not immediately respond to an email inquiry from Fox News.
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