Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) received much ridicule when she included a line in her Green New Deal FAQ about the need “to fully get rid of farting cows.” She reiterated that point by making a goal of forcing farms and ranches to be “greenhouse gas free.”
The socialist congresswoman tried to backpedal, insisting that “it’s not to say you get rid of agriculture. It’s not to say we’re going to force everybody to go vegan or anything crazy like that. But it’s to say, listen, we’ve got to address factory farming. Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Like, let’s keep it real.”
But while Ocasio-Cortez’ new explanation seemed tame, she’s said before that she thinks the world will end in 12 years if we don’t do something drastic and more recently accused fellow Democrats of “producing watered-down proposals that are frankly going to kill us.”
That’s why journalist Caleb Hull pointed out that Ocasio-Cortez and her staff don’t seem to be taking their own dire warnings seriously on Tuesday. He shared a photo of the congresswoman eating dinner with her chief of staff, who is chowing down on a massive hamburger.
“To be clear, this picture was only taken and sent to me because AOC told the country to eat less hamburgers and her COS is here eating a hamburger,” Hull wrote on Twitter. “Notice how she wasn’t confronted and forced to leave the restaurant like liberals have been doing to the GOP?”
Hull was hit by outrage from liberals upset that he would share this photo.
“People are Very Mad Online in this thread. I didn’t take the pic but I guess the only thing that would have been acceptable for the person who did is if they confronted AOC and screamed in her face until she left the restaurant like the libs do,” he pointed out.
Ocasio-Cortez herself lashed out at him and other conservative journalists like Jack Posobiec for sharing the image and pointing out the hypocrisy of chowing down on a burger when the earth is in such dire straits that we need to take drastic action immediately to save it. She accused of them of being “stalkerish,” even though she’s a public figure.