When it comes to political comedy, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the gift that keeps on giving. Each week, Liberty Nation uncovers the blunders that keep us wondering: How did she ever get elected?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a rather eventful and hilarious week. While many of her colleagues have rejected her Green New Deal, her new proposal on poverty has garnered support from a presidential hopeful. Secondly, it appears the lawmaker might be growing weary of the impeachment talk. And finally, the representative blew up Twitter after she was trolled at one of her town hall meetings.
Support from Fauxcahontas
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren recently voiced her support for a proposal by Ocasio-Cortez that would provide welfare benefits for illegal immigrants. The legislation, named “A Just Society,” calls for national rent control and would ban the government from denying benefits based on immigration status and prior criminal convictions.
Warren called the proposal “just the type of bold comprehensive thinking we’ll need” to bring about “big structural change.”
This could be an attempt on the part of Warren to curry favor with The Squad and the hard-left progressive crowd. These politicians, who are supported by Justice Democrats, are a growing force on the left and have gained traction in the party.
Bored with Impeachment?
In an astonishing about face, Ocasio-Cortez recently indicated that she’s not as gung ho about impeaching President Donald Trump as she once was. During a Town Hall meeting, she said: “think the whole thing is boring. He should have been impeached a long time ago. I’m over it. And so that’s how I feel about it because we’ve got work to do.”
Wait a minute. Didn’t she spend the last three weeks wailing about how the president needed to be removed from office? It was only a few weeks ago that she was slamming House Democrats for dragging their feet on impeachment. Well, perhaps she wasn’t actually serious about impeachment after all.
Finally, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez once again made headlines, but not for anything she said. This time, she appeared to be on the wrong end of an epic trolling effort. At a recent Town Hall, the representative was discussing her favorite subject: climate change and the imminent apocalypse that will occur when the Earth explodes.
At one point, one of the audience members went on an unhinged rant about the upcoming impact of climate change and make some rather troubling suggestions:
“We only have a few months left. I love that you support the Green Deal, but it’s not gonna get rid of fossil fuel. It’s not going to solve the problem fast enough. A Swedish professor said we can eat dead people, but it’s not fast enough! So, I think your next campaign slogan needs to be this: We’ve got to start eating babies.”
The crowd was visibly confused as the woman turned to others, saying “you’re a pollutant! Too much Co2. We have to start now.”
Staffers of the New York congresswoman approached the woman toward the end of her remarks, as attendees in the room became increasingly uncomfortable. It was later revealed that the woman was a member of LaRouche, a Pro-Trump organization.
What does AOC have in store for us next week? Tune in to find out!