2020 Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden took a swipe at Democratic darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after she faulted him for what she called a “middle-of-the-road” stance on climate change, according to The New York Post.
The feud began when Biden told Reuters that he was exploring “middle-ground” options for climate change solutions.
Ocasio-Cortez had said of Biden, at a Green New Deal rally in DC on Monday, “I will be damned if the same politicians who refused to act are going to try to come back today and say we need a middle-of-the-road approach to save our lives! That is too much for me.”
Biden responded on Tuesday, telling reporters: “You’ve never heard me say, ‘middle of the road, I’ve been middle of the road’ on the environment. Tell her to check the statements that I made, and look at my record … I don’t think she was talking about me.”
He also went on to call for “a green revolution” and even referenced a 30 plus-year-old speech he made in 1987 outlining the threat that the world’s environment faces.
“This idea that I haven’t done anything, take a look at the record,” continued the Democratic front-runner. “That’s what I’d say. I’m sure she will get the time to look at it.”
On Twitter, environmental reform propionate and fellow Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said there is “no middle ground when it comes to climate policy,” according to Reuters.
This isn’t Ocasio-Cortez’s first hot water moment of the week, however. The Green New Deal author was is dragging the GOP and several of the Democratic 2020 presidential candidates when she changed positions on her climate change end of the world position.
According to The Daily Caller, no less than five Democrats running for president have mentioned the “12 years left” idea in their run for the presidency in hopes of gaining the environmental left’s votes.
Ocasio-Cortez and several other progressive politicians have attempted to impress upon the American people what they believe to be an impending danger in global warming.
In January, Ocasio-Cortez said others, especially young people were concerned that “the world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.”
For some reason GOP seems to think this is a gaffe, but it’s actually a generational difference.
Young people understand that climate change is an existential threat: 3,000 Americans died in Hurricane María.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 22, 2019
In April, Ocasio-Cortez warned during a live stream that there were only 12 years left to right the ship saying “for everyone who wants to make a joke about that, you may laugh, but your grandkids will not.”
The youngest ever congresswoman changed her opinion on Sunday when she claimed that the aforementioned 12-year deadline was non-literal and shouldn’t be taken as a hard and fast rule.
Her “world ending” warning was only “dry humor,” and that “you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal.”
“This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and ‘fact check’ it,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
“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.”
This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and “fact check” it.
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. https://t.co/pmkwrdeAnq
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 12, 2019