Ocasio-Cortez Hits Alaska Governor for Slamming "Green New Deal"; He Fires Back

Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got into a Twitter feud with Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy after he said the Green New Deal would destroy his state's economy.

The Daily Wire reports:

Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got into a Twitter feud with Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Tuesday after the Republican governor said the congresswoman’s much-maligned Green New Deal — which would cost as much as $93 trillion by one think tank’s estimate and went down in flames 57-0 in the Senate in March — would utterly destroy his state’s economy.

Dunleavy’s pushback against the Green New Deal, which would impose a “net-zero” emissions policy, dismantle the fossil fuel industry, and promises universal healthcare and federally guaranteed jobs, is particularly unsurprising given his state’s booming oil and gas industry. On Tuesday, RealClearNews’ Philip Wegmann tweeted out some highlights from his discussion with Dunleavy about the Green New Deal.

“What happens to Alaska if [Ocasio-Cortez’s] Green New Deal becomes real?” wrote Wegmann. “[Gov. Dunleavy] says, ‘it would impact our civilization as we know it.'” In a follow-up post, Wegmann added that Dunleavy explained that “Oil would disappear[.] Gas would disappear[.] Coal would disappear[.] Alaska’s population would plummet.”

In response to Wegmann’s initial tweet about the Green New Deal “impact[ing] our civilization as we know it,” Ocasio-Cortez  wrote, “Yeah that’s kind of the point.”

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The freshman congresswoman’s snarky “kind of the point” comment prompted a direct response from the Alaska governor, in which he made sure she understood exactly what he meant by her proposal’s threat to “our civilization.”

“Your Green New Deal would destroy Alaska’s economy,” Dunleavy wrote Tuesday.

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