Once again demonstrating her ability to use social media to simultaneously expose the lies of right-wing critics and clearly articulate a bold progressive agenda, Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) quickly disposed of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s false claim that she compared her election victory to the moon landing, noting that she was actually referring to the “level of ambition” and “innovation” that will be necessary to implement a Green New Deal and confront the global climate crisis.
“Leave the false statements to Sarah Huckabee,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote, referring to President Donald Trump’s press secretary and the former governor’s daughter. “She’s much better at it.”
The remarks Huckabee and right-wing publications seized upon and quickly took out of context came during a Capitol Hill press conference on Friday, during which Ocasio-Cortez said a Green New Deal is achievable because the United States has previously “done what we thought was impossible.”
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