Lindsey Graham Gives Ocasio-Cortez A Challenge That Should Have Her Looking For A Space

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The new and improved Sen. Lindsey Graham has called on New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to put her money where her mouth is.

The South Carolina senator took to Twitter and dared Democrats to bring the Green New Deal to the Senate for a vote.

“Let’s vote on the Green New Deal!” the senator wrote on Twitter in a dare to Democrats.

“Americans deserve to see what kind of solutions far-left Democrats are offering to deal with climate change,” he said.

It makes sense for the American people to see what the Democrats have planned for the United States.

The Green New Deal is a disaster and it had Ocasio-Cortez contradicting herself on the day she unveiled it.

It took less than one day for New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to contradict herself.

She unveiled her ridiculed Green New Deal on Thursday and with lightning quickness many top Democrats latched on.

NPR host Steve Inskeep on Thursday morning asked Rep. Ocasio-Cortez if conservative concerns were accurate about her plan requiring government overreach.

“One reason that people who are politically conservative are skeptical of efforts to combat climate change is that it sounds to them like it requires massive government intervention, which they just don’t like,” he said.

“Are you prepared to put on that table that, ‘Yes actually they’re right, what this requires is massive government intervention?’” he said.

Ocasio-Cortez admitted that her plan would require massive government intervention.

“It does, it does, yeah, I have no problem saying that. Why? Because we have tried their approach for 40 years. For 40 years we have tried to let the private sector take care of this, the 29-year-old said.

“They said, ‘We got this, we can do this, the forces of the market are going to force us to innovate.’ Except for the fact that there’s a little thing in economics called externalities,” she said.

“And what that means is that a corporation can dump pollution in the river and they don’t have to pay, but taxpayers have to pay,” she said.

But later that night when she talked to MSNBC’s Chuck Todd she said that conservatives were lying about her position.

“I think one way that the right does try to mischaracterize, uh, what we’re doing as though it’s, like, some kind of massive government takeover she said.

“Obviously, it’s not that, because what we’re trying to do is release the investments from the federal government to mobilize those resources across the country,” she said.