Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez confused supporters during a virtual town hall event over the weekend; falsely saying her party “lost the House Majority” during the 2020 election.
“So, you know, of course, the loss of the House majority is just extraordinarily upsetting to all of us,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “It’s upsetting to all of us who are invested in having a Democratic majority so that we can expand health care, so that we can raise wages, so that we can protect working people.”
“It’s also personal personally very difficult because to lose these people, you know, many of them are my colleagues, and I’m proud to call many of them my friends, and the idea that they may not be returning next term, or that they aren’t returning next term, is extremely difficult on both just a personal and a policy and a political level,” she continued.
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NOT A JOKE: AOC Blames GOP for DC Rainstorm, Says Republicans Putting Her ‘In Danger’
Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weighed-in Monday on a spring thunderstorm that flooded several streets around Washington, DC; saying “unprecedented flooding” is the “new normal” and Republicans are “tripling-down on fossil fuels.”
“Unprecedented flooding is quickly becoming a new normal. Despite that, Republicans are tripling down on fossil fuels w/no plan to transition off them, or make the critical infra investments we need to prep for the climate crisis. Each day of inaction puts more of us in danger,” posted Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter.
Unprecedented flooding is quickly becoming a new normal.
Despite that, Republicans are tripling down on fossil fuels w/no plan to transition off them, or make the critical infra investments we need to prep for the climate crisis.
Each day of inaction puts more of us in danger. https://t.co/J8yqzguN5O
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 8, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez made similar comments earlier this year during a DC thunderstorm.
“They just issued a tornado watch in DC. Oh no, there’s people stuck outside. We need to get them out! This is crazy,” said the Congresswoman.
“Tornadoes are challenging to link to climate change links due to their nature (geographically, limited, acute patterns, how they form, etc.),” Ocasio-Cortez told her followers. “But we DO know that tornadoes HAVE been changing. They are no longer being limited to the Great Plains, and are shifting to other regions of the country.”
“The climate crisis is real y’all … guess we’re at casual tornadoes in growing regions of the country,” she later wrote on Instagram.
Meteorologist Ryan Maue was quick to point out the legislator’s error.
“The Congresswoman @AOC does not know the difference between weather and climate,” wrote Maue. “Let’s try an easy analogy: Weather is what outfit you wear heading out the door. Climate is your closet wardrobe.”
NOT A JOKE: AOC Says She Demanded ‘Swearing-In’ Because Republicans Accuse Her of ‘Lying’
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended her demand to be sworn-in during a public hearing Friday; saying she requested the strange procedure because Republicans “state that she’s lying” about border security.
“GOP has been stating that I am lying about the translated accounts of migrants at the border, particularly about the fact that women were drinking out of a toilet bowl. Committee staff conferred with me ahead of time about requesting to be sworn in,” confirmed AOC on Twitter.
GOP has been stating that I am lying about the translated accounts of migrants at the border, particularly about the fact that women were drinking out of a toilet bowl. Committee staff conferred with me ahead of time about requesting to be sworn in.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 12, 2019
In an unusual and bizarre move, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demanded she be sworn-in during a Congressional hearing on border security Friday; leaving Chairman Elijah Cummings confused before the entire committee.
At a hearing on migrant children and border security, @AOC is sworn in for dramatic effect.
"We usually don't require a swearing in, but you want to be sworn in?" —@RepCummings
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 12, 2019
“Mr. Chair, I would like to be sworn in,” said Rep. Ocasio-Cortez.
“I’m sorry?” asked Rep. Cummings.
“I would like to be sworn in,” she repeated.
“We usually don’t require a swearing in, but you want to be sworn in?” asked Cummings again.
“Yes,” demanded Ocasio-Cortez.
“Alright, ummmm. Ok,” said the Chair.