Sarah Sanders: White House Ignoring Ocasio-Cortez's 'Climate Change' Remarks
Trump administration has little need for the progressive Congresswoman thoughts
Sanders told Fox News' "Hannity" the Trump administration has little need for the progressive Congresswoman's thoughts.
The New York Democrat socialist also likened Global Warming to World War II during her bizarre comments while speaking at an event commemorating Martin Luther King Day.
Ocasio-Cortez declared that Climate Change is a "generational" issue that "millennials" and younger people are more focused on.
Sanders also blasted the "disgraceful" media coverage of the discredited BuzzFeed News report on the Russia investigation along with the media harassment of the 'MAGA hat' Catholic high school students.
"I don't think we're going to listen to [Ocasio-Cortez] on much of anything -- particularly not on matters we're gonna leave in the hands of a much, much higher authority -- and certainly, not listen to the freshman congresswoman on when the world may end," Sanders said.
According to Fox: Then, in November, the Trump administration released a federal report that found that the consequences of climate change are being observed across the country, and “extreme weather and climate-related events” are going to worsen in the years to come -- with a significant possible impact on the economy by the end of the century.
Some conservative commentators have argued that most proposed solutions would do more harm than good, and also have accused climate activists of crying wolf.
In 2006, a NASA scientist and leading global warming researcher declared that the world had only ten years to avert a climate catastrophe.
Meantime, President Trump repeatedly has cast doubt on the dangers posed by global warming, despite the report from his administration.
‘‘Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of snow and near record-setting cold," Trump tweeted on Sunday.
"Amazing how big this system is. Wouldn’t be bad to have a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming right now!’’
In 2012, Trump famously wrote: "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."
Now, Sanders said, the attention should be on pressing matters like the ongoing partial federal government shutdown over funding for Trump's proposed border wall.
"We're focused on what's happening in the world right now," Sanders told host Sean Hannity.
"We wish that Democrats like herself would engage in that conversation, help us fix some of the current problems we know exist, and work with us to get some things done -- particularly on the border, fixing the national and humanitarian crisis."
Meanwhile, the global elites flew on their private jets to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to discuss climate change, slowing economic growth, damaging trade wars, the rise of populism and nationalism, and Brexit.