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‘Are you walking?’ Response to AOC’s 15-city green tour announcement probably not what she’d hoped for

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is launching a nationwide tour to promote her impractical Green New Deal.

But instead of an overwhelming celebration of the “15-city tour + a 50-State campaign,” many just wondered how the self-proclaimed Democratic socialist from New York planned to pull it off.

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The freshman lawmaker tweeted an announcement of the tour Thursday, noting the Sunrise Movement which bills itself as “an army of young people” advocating political action on climate change.

The tweet included a video promoting the progressive plan with a caption declaring: “The #GreenNewDeal is not just another climate policy … it is a call to redefine politics and establish a new social contract for America.”

But launching a 15-city tour while pushing legislation that calls for net-zero emissions while making air travel obsolete seems contradictory, and actually defies logic.

Even Democratic lawmakers have questioned the practicality of the Green New Deal, despite the full endorsement of the proposed legislation by several 2020 contenders, including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Sen. Kamala Harris and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey.

But with Ocasio-Cortez warning that climate change is Millennials’ version of World War II and that the world will end in 12 years if no action is taken on climate change, the announcement of the tour sparked mockery on social media.

Frieda Powers


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