Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent the weekend whining about people criticizing her and claimed that she’s the new “Hillary Clinton.”
While speaking with reporters, the New York socialist lawmaker said President Donald Trump needs a woman to “vilify” now that Hillary Clinton is no longer in the political spotlight.
When asked about Trump supporters chanting “AOC sucks” at the president’s rally in Michigan last week, Ocasio-Cortez implied she was only being criticized because of her gender.
“You know this is part of a pattern that the right and the far-right and, frankly, the President is consistent with,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“He doesn’t have another woman, Hillary Clinton or whoever else, to vilify anymore so they need to find another woman to kind of prop up and become a lightning rod,” she added.
Her remarks came after she took part in a MSNBC townhall on Friday night and disgustingly claimed that fighting climate change is similar to winning World War II.
The socialist lightning rod compared battling climate change to fighting a “systemic threat to our country” on par with World War II or the Cold War.
“First all of, we’ve been here before: we’ve been here before with the Great Depression. We’ve been here before with World War II, even the Cold War,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“And the answer has been an ambitious and directed mobilization of the American economy to direct and solve our problem, our biggest problem,” she added.
Ocasio-Cortez went on to argue that in these examples, America overcame these struggles by centering the entire economy “around war.”
She said the same applies to fighting “our greatest existential threat,” which she argued is climate change.
“To get us out of the situation, to revamp our economy, to create dignified jobs for working Americans, to guarantee health care and elevate our educational opportunities and attainment, we will have to mobilize our entire economy around saving ourselves and taking care off this planet,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Quite amazing that Ocasio-Cortez believes climate change — which has killed zero people — is equal to World War II — where millions of innocent people either died or were killed.
Her abhorrent comments came just days after the Senate voted 0-57 on Tuesday to reject the Green New Deal.
On Tuesday afternoon, the full Senate voted on her socialist measure, and not a single senator voted “yes” on it.
The Green New Deal has also been heavily criticized for how much it will cost taxpayers.
One study found that the price tag for socialist measure would be around $7 trillion.
A second study found that it could actually cost nearly $50 trillion.
And a third study found that it would actually cost around $93 trillion over the next decade.
All that “free” stuff Ocasio-Cortez keeps promising sure is expensive, and apparently now she’s the new Hillary Clinton.