‘An early draft of a FAQ that was clearly unfinished and that doesn’t represent the GND resolution got published to the website by mistake…’
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, published the details of the “Green New Deal” proposal and a “frequently asked questions” section on Feb. 5, then pulled them from her website on Feb. 7.
Ocasio-Cortez faced immediate backlash for some of the GND’s authoritarian proposals—even from interest groups aligned with the Democratic Party’s green agenda, such as the Sierra Club.
After Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, introduced a Green New Deal resolution in Congress, the policy document was taken off the website, the Washington Examiner reported.
Chief of Staff for Ocasio-Cortez Saikat Chakrabarti said the FAQ page was published on accident in a tweet.
“An early draft of a FAQ that was clearly unfinished and that doesn’t represent the GND resolution got published to the website by mistake,” Chakrabarti said.
Policy adviser to Ocasio-Cortez, Robert Hockett, said the FAQ page was a hoax, and blamed Republicans for circulating the extreme ideas her own people posted.
He said Ocasio-Cortez does not support some of the more outlandish left-wing proposals, which were saved before they were taken off her website.
The Green New Deal proposal included ideas such as a bill of rights to guarantee “economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work.”
It called for a 100 percent reduction in fossil fuel emissions by 2030.
“We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast…” the website said.
Hockett said Ocasio-Cortez does not want to ban airplanes or pay people “unwilling to work.”
He said the FAQ page was “some kind of document that somebody other than us has been circulating.”
But the proposal published on her website was different from the obviously fake one that called for men to recycle urine in an “empty milk jug.”
— cristina lópez g. (@crislopezg) February 8, 2019
This fake proposal circulated, but it is different from the legitimate, far-left proposals offered by Ocasio-Cortez.