AOC Brilliantly Trolls Her Critics Over Her Use Of Cars And Paper

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday morning poked fun at critics who have made a habit of “exposing” her use of technology and mass transit as evidence of hypocrisy.

“I need to admit something to you all. Frankly, I don’t know how my environmental reputation can recover,” the freshman lawmaker sarcastically joked on Twitter. “Today… I wrote in a book… made out of PAPER. Apparently using present technology means I can’t fight for new jobs, investing in infrastructure, & renewable energy.”

Ocasio-Cortez has been a vocal advocate of the “Green New Deal,” a proposal she is helping to spearhead aimed at helping the United States roll back the impacts of climate change.

Her tweet Monday morning built on two articles published by The New York Post over the weekend, the first with the title “Gas-guzzling car rides expose AOC’s hypocrisy amid Green New Deal pledge” and the second featuring a photograph of AOC exiting a minivan with the headline, “Ocasio-Cortez leaves parade in 17-mpg minivan — blocks from the subway.”

Because the GND proposal focuses partly on reducing harmful emissions by cutting down on car use and focusing more on high-speed rail and public transit infrastructure investment, the Post’s implication here, again, is that Ocasio-Cortez is “hypocritical.”

The congresswoman replied to both articles. “I also fly  & use A/C,” she replied to the first, adding that “Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future,” and
The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy.”

Ocasio-Cortez also shot down the Post’s article calling out her “hypocrisy” for riding in a minivan. “I will have you know my tía was very upset that the ny post insulted her minivan,” wrote the congresswoman, beside a laughing face Emoji. “If they saw how many goldfish snacks were in this thing they’d say I was killing the ocean too.”

Twitter, for the most part, got behind AOC’s takedown of the Post’s fluff, rage-baiting headlines.

And to AOC critics: Why not come up with some “better” ideas to fix where we’re at as a country? Or is it just easier to spew hate and misinformation?

h/t Twitter