Ocasio-Cortez Warns Top Democrats: 'We're in Charge'
Democratic socialist issues warning to establishment Dems who don't support Green New Deal
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has issued a warning to top Democrats who oppose her socialist manifesto, "Green New Deal," telling them "we're in charge."
Ocasio-Cortez accused the Democratic Party establishment of "shouting from the cheap seats" on Friday, claiming that those who support the radical push for socialism have taken "charge."
“If you don’t like the #GreenNewDeal, then come up with your own ambitious, on-scale proposal to address the global climate crisis,” Ocasio-Cortez asserted in a social media post.
“Until then, we’re in charge – and you’re just shouting from the cheap seats," the self-described Democratic socialist declared.
Yup. If you don’t like the #GreenNewDeal, then come up with your own ambitious, on-scale proposal to address the global climate crisis.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 23, 2019
Until then, we’re in charge - and you’re just shouting from the cheap seats. https://t.co/h3KSJhHqDN
According to Breitbart, Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet came after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) was confronted by a group of school children and teenage activists who urged her to support the Green New Deal.
Video of the confrontation went viral on social media, and the activist group, Sunrise Movement, accused her of treating them with “smugness” and “disrespect”:
This is how @SenFeinstein reacted to children asking her to support the #GreenNewDeal resolution -- with smugness + disrespect.— Sunrise Movement 🌅 (@sunrisemvmt) February 22, 2019
This is a fight for our generation's survival. Her reaction is why young people desperately want new leadership in Congress. pic.twitter.com/0zAkaxruMI
“You come in here, and you say it has to be my way or the highway,” the California Democrat told the group.
"I don’t respond to that," she added before saying that others should “listen a little bit.”
The Green New Deal proposes a major restructuring of the entire United States economy with the goal of reversing climate change.
President Trump has mocked the Green New Deal, saying, “It sounds like a high school term paper that got a low mark.”