Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez likes to talk a good game on environmental issues, but recent findings show that while she talks the talk, she does not walk the walk. Michael Knowles calls her out on Monday's episode of "The Michael Knowles Show." Transcript and video below.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, our favorite socialist from Yorktown Heights, she said (paraphrasing), "We're like, the world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change." That's what she said, so what she is saying is we need to have zero greenhouse gases, we need a full transition off of fossil fuels within ten years or else the world will end, or else it is not okay to have children, that's what she said, (paraphrasing) "You have to ask yourself if it's moral to have children in this world. And what did we learn from federal filings?" She's a hypocrite, she doesn't practice what she preaches. So Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lives in the city with the greatest subway system in the world, and according to her federal filings, she listed over 1,000 Uber, Lyft and Juno transactions during her campaign. She spent $30,000 on rideshare apps. Guess where her campaign headquarters was located? One minute away from the Seven Train and the Seven Train can take you anywhere because the Seven Train connects to a bunch of other lines so you can get all around. She lived a one-minute walk away from the Seven Train and she spent 30 G's on ride-share apps. To put that into perspective, Max Rose, who's another freshman Democrat from New York, he only spent $6,000 on rideshare apps and he only spent them on 329 rides during his campaign, so she used multiples more than this.
Then what happened after the primary? After the primary AOC set her sights outside of New York: she flew around 66 times, costing $25,000. She wants trains over planes, doesn't she? Well, she only took 18 Amtrak rides, she flew 66 times. On October 12th, 2018, on that day alone AOC logged 26 car service transactions, that's in one day!
What I'm pointing out here is not that she shouldn't take Ubers, what I'm pointing out is she doesn't believe what she's saying. She is a fraud. If she really thought that the world was going to end because of greenhouse gases, she would take the subway, which is one minute away from her headquarters. She wouldn't fly all over the country to raise money, she would stick around town. What she is saying is "Do as I say, not as I do. Greenhouse gases for me, but not for thee." It is a real hypocrisy.
Someone tweeted at me, they said "Ralph Nader campaigned for seatbelt laws at a time when there weren't a lot of seat belts in cars," and "Well, Henry Ford took trains at a time when he was building automobiles." Well, that's not hypocritical, it is hypocritical for her because she's saying the world will end if people continue these behaviors, that's the difference. She says this is destroying the earth, imperiling the future of the human race, that's what makes it hypocritical, and she obviously doesn't believe it because environmentalism is a sham, it is an obvious power grab. Now, this isn't to make AOC probably the worst of the Democrat congressman these days, because she is not explicitly defending killing babies after birth or condemning the Jews — so at least there's that.