Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Critics of Green New Deal: 'I'm the Boss'
AOC answers criticism of her socialist manifesto saying 'I'm the boss. How about that?'
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has snapped back at critics of her socialist manifesto, "Green New Deal," declaring: "I'm the boss - how about that?"
Ocasio-Cortez dismissed the widespread criticism of her controversial proposal during a talk at the “Girls Who Code” event on Friday in New York City.
Ocasio-Cortez told the audience: “Like I just introduced the Green New Deal two weeks ago, and it’s creating all of this conversation. Why?
"Because no one else has even tried. Because no one else has even tried.”
She added, “So people are like, ‘Oh it’s unrealistic. Oh, it’s vague. Oh, it doesn’t address this little minute thing.’
"And I’m like, ‘You try. You do it. Cuz you’re not. Cuz you’re not. So, until you do it, I’m the boss.’ How about that?”
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on the widespread criticism of her Green New Deal: "I’m like, you try. ... Until you do it, I’m the boss! How about that?!" pic.twitter.com/vkp15KBttd— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 24, 2019
According to the Washington Times, the comments were met with laughter and cheers.
The resolution was authored by Ocasio-Cortez and longtime climate advocate Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.
It is nonbinding but calls for Congress to take the lead in ridding the nation of fossil fuels in the next few decades, among other dramatic environmental and economic changes.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is fast-tracking the resolution through the Senate, enabling a vote as early as next week, in an effort to force Democrats and several of their presidential candidates to go on record as soon as next week on a plan that has attracted ridicule and split the party.
AOC also caused a stir over the weekend after she 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.
Young lady, you are not “in charge” anywhere.— James White (@DrOakley1689) February 23, 2019
You have been elected by a single district to represent those people. Period.
Take a few days off and read a bit about the Constitution and the history of this country.
You are an embarrassment to your district.
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.”