Everyone had a great time mocking a lot of the details in the background fact sheet on the Green New Deal that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had released on her website.
From wanting to basically eliminate air travel and cow farts to guaranteeing “economic security” for all even those “unwilling to work,” it was a festival of fail.
And at some point the page actually was taken down from her website, some theorized because the mockery was so great.
So how is the Ocasio-Cortez team dealing with the reaction?
Astonishingly, by straight up not telling the truth and denying that she actually said the things that were on her website and in her fact sheet.
One of her advisers, Robert Hockett appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show last night.
Andrew Lawrence of the left-wing Media Matters group tried to paint it as him proving Carlson wrong.
Tucker asked him about the assertion in her fact sheet that it would guarantee “economic security to all who are unable or unwilling to work.”
But Hockett told Carlson “AOC has never said anything like that” and this FAQ was really a doctored document “that someone other than us has been circulating.” Then he falsely claimed that Ocasio-Cortez had tweeted out the doctored FAQ to “laugh at it.” Hockett also claimed Ocasio-Cortez’s stated goal of getting rid of airplanes — again, from her FAQ — was being misunderstood.
Here’s the part on the airplanes:
And apparently, no one told NPR, who still has the fact sheet up including the parts that Hockett claims aren’t real.
Protip? You can’t just Stalin-away the truth anymore by taking down the page with all her ridiculous claims.
The internet is forever.