Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a walking disaster.
Every week there is a new scandal or gaffe that threatens to consume her career.
But Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just confessed to something that you won’t believe.
One of Ocasio-Cortez’s career defining gaffes was claiming the world only had 12 years left to exist unless the government took extreme action to combat climate change.
That led her to introduce her 93 trillion-dollar socialist green new deal scheme that would have curtailed Americans’ rights to eat hamburgers, drive fossil fuel powered cars, and fly on planes.
Critics widely mocked Ocasio-Cortez for her hysterical prediction and her even more preposterous solution.
After weeks of social media and cable news ridicule, Ocasio-Cortez finally admitted defeat.
The freshman Congresswoman falsely tried to claim she was joking.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed Sunday that people who believe the suggestion that the world will end in 12 years have the intelligence of a “sea sponge,” even though Ocasio-Cortez made that very claim in January.
Ocasio-Cortez suggested that Republicans too often mischaracterize her dry humor and “fact check” her jokes, claiming that they take them too literally. One of her alleged jokes includes a January claim that the world will end in 12 years if we do not address climate change, comparing it to a modern World War II-style struggle.
“Like the ‘world ending in 12 years’ thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal. But the GOP is basically Dwight from The Office so who knows,”
If this were true, Ocasio-Cortez would have immediately clarified her remarks that the planet only had 12 years left was merely a joke.
Instead, she let it sit out there for weeks.
Critics believe this is nothing more than a poorly executed attempt at damage control.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.