AOC Slams Opposition to Green New Deal as Ida Remnants Devastate New York

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  • Date: 02-Sep-2021
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AOC Slams Opposition to Green New Deal as Ida Remnants Devastate New York

As the remnants of Hurricane Ida devastated the New York City metropolitan area on Wednesday and into Thursday morning, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took aim at the opponents of her signature climate policy proposal, the Green New Deal.

At least 22 people died in the New York and New Jersey area as Ida caused record rain, tornadoes and severe flooding, NBC News reported on Thursday morning. Videos of flooded New York City subway stations and basement apartments circulated widely on social media, as the city's public transit system came to a standstill amid the storm's fallout.

"Experiencing all this flooding in NYC right now and thinking about all the politicians who told me that pursuing a Green New Deal to adapt our nat'l infrastructure to climate change is 'unrealistic' & 'too expensive,'" Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive New York Democrat, tweeted late Wednesday evening. "As if doing too little is the responsible, adult thing to do?" the congresswoman asked.