‘Listen to the roar!’ Fox hosts respond to AOC likening 911 deaths to hurricane Maria and throwing her staffer under the bus

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing fiery backlash, again, over inane comments she made comparing the impact of climate change to the tragedy of 9/11.

The New York Democratic socialist delivered her jaw-dropping take during an MSNBC town hall Friday while discussing her Green New Deal proposal, and was met with audience applause that Fox News’ Pete Hegseth described as “the roar of the Democrat base today.”

“On the events on September 11, 2001, thousands of Americans died in the largest terror attack on US soil,” Ocasio-Cortez told host Chris Hayes.

“Our national response was war in one then eventually two countries: 3,000 Americans died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria. Where is our response?” she asked.

“Listen to the roar, though. That is the roar of the Democrat base today,” Hegseth said on “Fox & Friends” responding to the town hall audience reaction after her comments.

The freshman congresswoman blasted Republicans and critics of her plan who point out, accurately, the impossible cost of implementing the plan which was defeated in a procedural vote in the Senate by a vote of 57-0, with no Democrat votes of approval.

“So this issue is not just about our climate. First and foremost we need to save ourselves. Period,” she said. “There will be no future for the Bronx. There will be no livable future for generations coming, for any part of this country in a way that is better than the lot that we have today if we don’t address this issue urgently and on the scale of the problem.”

But however ridiculous the plan on eliminating carbon emissions in the U.S.may be, it was the ignorant comparison of climate change to a terrorist attack which claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Americans that ignited a firestorm against Ocasio-Cortez.

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino blasted the progressive lawmaker on “Fox & Friends” for comparing a “unique horror in our history” to the “ridiculous Green New Deal.”

“This is disgraceful,” Bongino said. “You owe the country an apology, and those are shameful, ridiculous comments. You, as a member of Congress, should know better.”

The social media backlash was just as brutal.


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