Joe Biden Cowers After Being Blasted By Ocasio-Cortez Over Climate Change
AOC attacks 2020 hopeful over his 'middle of the road' climate mediocrity
Joe Biden has cowered back following scathing attacks from celebrity Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who accuses the 2020 hopeful of being "middle of the road" regarding Climate Change.
Without mentioning him by name, Ocasio-Cortez slammed Biden on Twitter, seemingly suggesting that the Democratic presidential frontrunner's "lack of leadership" won't "solve the climate crisis."
Radical freshman lawmaker AOC said Biden's "middle ground" attitude toward Global Warming is a "dealbreaker," before declaring that "our kids' lives are at stake."
"Blaming 'blue collar' Americans as the main opponents to bold climate policy is gas lobbyist 101," she argued.
This is a dealbreaker.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 10, 2019
There is no “middle ground” w/ climate denial & delay.
Blaming “blue collar” Americans as the main opponents to bold climate policy is gas lobbyist 101.
We’re not going to solve the climate crisis w/ this lack of leadership. Our kids’ lives are at stake. https://t.co/KvrBmaJd75
When asked by a reporter if he thought Ocasio-Cortez was talking about him, Biden said, "I've never been middle of the road on the environment."
"Tell her to check the statements that I made and look at my record," he added.
"She'll find that nobody has been more consistent about taking on the environment and the green revolution than I have."
"I will be damned if the same politicians who refused to act then come back today and say we need a 'middle of the road' approach to save our lives!" she said.
The Biden campaign says they will be publicizing his plan for climate change soon.
"You never heard me say middle of the road," Biden said about Ocasio-Cortez.
"I don't think she was talking about me."
In April, Ocasio-Cortez explicitly said she didn't want to see Biden as the Democratic presidential candidate.
"This idea that we could back to the good old days with Obama, with Obama's vice president," she said.
"I think there's an emotional element to that, but I don't want to go back.
"I want to go forward."