Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.N.Y., is unleashed on her Republican opponents during an Instagram live marathon session on Wednesday night.
The Democratic rookie compared his critics of the GOP to "that girl of" The Exorcist "who is vomiting pea soup," and said she "regrets" the role they play in not taking action to combat climate change – while putting up IKEA Furniture in his new Washington apartment.
"The reason Republicans hate me so much is because I confront them directly to their morality – their lack of moral grounding on so many problems and not only that, but the reason they are so upset and that they act like this girl in Exorcist "It's like throwing up pea soup, it's like them and negativity," Ocasio-Cortez said in a clip.
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"The reason they do it is that they have to fiercely protect a paradigm and a way of thinking that says that short-term gains are larger, as marginal as any long-term loss and any long term cost. "
The New Yorker then responded in a very messy manner to a viewer who had asked him how many years the planet had left.
"We have 12 years left to reduce emissions by at least 50%, if not more, and for anyone who wants to make a joke about it, you can laugh at it but your grandchildren will not do it," she said, before continuing to compare those who oppose her calls for radical action on climate change with those who were on the wrong side of history during the civil rights movement.
"Look back and you open history books … you see these people protesting the possibility for African Americans and black Americans to have the right to vote," he said. she declared.
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"Just be aware that today, many people hide the fact that their families and grandparents fought against the principles of equal rights in the United States. Not 100 years ago, nor 80 years, but in the life of this generation.
"While many people may hide that their grandparents did this in the civil rights movement, the Internet documents everything and your grandchildren will not be able to hide the fact that you have fought against recognition and action bold against climate change.
"People who are trying to make fun of and delay this moment, I mean, I just feel bad for you. I just complain about your role in history right now. "
At another point in the video, Ocasio-Cortez appeared to accuse border services officers of "trying to caged children at the border and injecting them with drugs."
"This is not a mistake, it is a deliberate policy to attack people on the basis of their national origin," she said.
The comment seemed to refer to a lawsuit last year alleging that government-funded youth children were systematically and forcibly receiving a range of psychotropic drugs to manage their trauma after being detained and sometimes separated from their homes. parents.
The AOC's Instagram session took place after Republican Representative Matt Gaetz on Wednesday unveiled the Green Real Deal, a liberal counter-proposal to the Green New Deal pushed by Democrats to fight climate change .
"The question for America is quite simple: either we want a group of bureaucrats in Washington to tell us what we can not do, or we allow American innovators to unlock what we can do," said the Florida congressman at a press conference in front of the Capitol Building.
His plan, which he proposes in a House resolution, has several components, including the re-examination of trade and intellectual property policies around the world to create "an international market for American innovators".
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Gaetz's plan also aims to modernize the power grid, which, he says, "currently serves as a wet blanket for US innovation." Gaetz says the upgraded network will create an "entire class of energy entrepreneurs across the country." He also wants to "unlock federal lands" from the current regulations, saying that they can be a "backdrop" for research, testing and evaluation of renewable energies.