Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decided it was time to attack front running Dem Joe Biden as he is not progressive enough for her. He wants a middle of the road solution in order to combat climate change and she is practically claiming The End Is Nigh.
“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday made the case for radical action to combat climate change — and took a shot at former Vice President Joe Biden, questioning his commitment to the issue.
“I’ll be damned,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a rally, “if the same politicians who refused to act (in past decades) are going to try to come back today and say we need a middle of the road approach to save our lives.”
Biden’s platform is more middle of the road when it comes to the environment so of course far left Dems like AOC would have a problem.
“Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden is crafting a climate change policy he hopes will appeal to both environmentalists and the blue-collar voters who elected Donald Trump, according to two sources, carving out a middle ground approach that will likely face heavy resistance from green activists.
The backbone of the policy will likely include the United States re-joining the Paris Climate Agreement and preserving U.S. regulations on emissions and vehicle fuel efficiency that Trump has sought to undo, according to one of the sources, Heather Zichal, who is part of a team advising Biden on climate change. She previously advised President Barack Obama.
The second source, a former energy department official advising Biden’s campaign who asked not to be named, said the policy could also be supportive of nuclear energy and fossil fuel options like natural gas and carbon capture technology, which limit emissions from coal plants and other industrial facilities.
A spokesman for Biden’s campaign, TJ Ducklo, declined to comment on Biden’s emerging climate policy or his advisers, but said Biden takes climate change seriously. “Joe Biden has called climate change an ‘existential threat,’ and as Vice President was instrumental in orchestrating the Paris Climate Accord,” Ducklo said in an emailed statement.”
But I guess it was not serious enough. But hey I hope they keep this up and get really ugly, it’ll be all the better for Trump.