So much for Canadians being polite.
Former Greenpeace Canada founder Patrick Moore called freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “pompous twit” — and other things — for her ambitious environmental initiatives.
“Pompous little twit,” the 72-year-old environmental consultant tweeted at the 29-year-old politico. “You don’t have a plan to grow food for 8 billion people without fossil fuels, or get food into the cities. Horses? If fossil fuels were banned every tree in the world would be cut down for fuel for cooking and heating. You would bring about mass death.”
The congresswoman, who’d tweeted more than a dozen times by Tuesday afternoon, hadn’t yet addressed Moore’s accusation.
Moore, who refereed to Ocasio-Cortez as a “flash in the pan,” was taking aim at AOC’s Green New Deal initiative
“Her @GND is so completely crazy it is bound to be rejected in the end,” he added. “But she does have wind in her sales (sic) due to the political situation. 2020 will be even more interesting now.”
Along with Sen. Ed Markey, Ocasio-Cortez introduced the resolution as a blueprint for cutting carbon emissions while creating jobs in a more eco-friendly environment. One of its proposals is to make sure America never fights a war where oil is a factor and calls for “WW11-type mobilization” to act quickly.