Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has had enough of her critics.
The socialist congresswoman appeared at a “Girls Who Code” event on Friday and lashed out at people who have doubted and ridiculed her “Green New Deal.”
Talking about how she tried to overcome her insecurities, she said, “I’m at least trying, and they’re not. And so the power is in the person who’s trying, regardless of the success.
“If you’re trying, you’ve got all the power, you’re driving the agenda, you’re doing all this stuff,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“Like, I just introduced the Green New Deal two weeks ago, and it’s creating all of this conversation. Why? Because no one else has even tried,” she declared, in an apparent snub to Barack Obama’s Paris accord.
“Because no one else has even tried,” she continued.
“Some people are like, ‘Oh, it’s unrealistic, oh, it’s vague, oh, it doesn’t address this minute little thing, and I’m like, you try! You do it! ‘Cause you’re not! ‘Cause you’re not! So, until you do it, I’m the boss!
“How about that?” she declared.
Ocasio-Cortez sat back in her chair and smiled broadly.
She expressed similar sentiments on Twitter.
Yup. If you don’t like the #GreenNewDeal, then come up with your own ambitious, on-scale proposal to address the global climate crisis.
Until then, we’re in charge – and you’re just shouting from the cheap seats. https://t.co/h3KSJhHqDN
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 23, 2019
“If you don’t like the Green New Deal, then come up with your own ambitious, on-scale proposal to address the global climate crisis,” she ordered her critics.
“Until then, we’re in charge – and you’re just shouting from the cheap seats.”
Sounds kind of authoritarian for someone who believes in “democracy.”