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An adviser to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show Friday, where he appeared to lie straight to Carlson’s face about the infamous Green New Deal.

When questioned about the Green New Deal’s proposal to guarantee “economic security to all who are unable or unwilling to work,” Cornell University law professor Robert Hockett told Carlson such a provision does not actually appear in Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.

Carlson asked: “Why would we ever pay people who are ‘unwilling to work?'”

Hockett responded: “Uh…I…we never would, right? And AOC has never said anything like that. I think you’re referring to some sort of document that…some doctored document that somebody other than us has been circulating.”

Carlson responded by sarcastically “thanking” the professor for correcting him, laughing at the “ridiculous proposal.”

The segment generated a lot conversation on social media after a Media Matters researcher flagged the segment, claiming Hockett “debunk[s] all the conservative media lies” about the Green New Deal.

However, archived versions of the Green New Deal FAQ page — it was removed from Ocasio-Cortez’s website after generating widespread mockery and scorn — show the Green New Deal does, in fact, guarantee “economic security to all who are unable or unwilling to work.”

Read archived versions of the Green New Deal’s FAQ page for yourself here and here.

In an email to the Daily Caller News Foundation, Hockett conceded that he was wrong.

It appears there was more than one document being discussed yesterday, only one of which I had heard about with any definiteness by last evening after a long day of media appearances – namely, the one referred to by the Congresswoman in her tweet. I regret that we seem unknowingly to have ended up speaking about different documents for a minute during our longer and otherwise “on-the-same-page” conversation last night.

Still, video of allegeding Hockett debunked false claims about the Green New Deal continue to circulate on social media.

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18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. mileaway

    February 10, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Typical. Lie and Lie amdLie. And when you’re caught in your LIE, pretend it was all a misunderstanding or someone else did it. I CALL DEMOCRAT LEFT WING BS!

  2. ca

    February 10, 2019 at 1:49 am

    the guy looks like someone trying to give off that lib cool vibe, you know, the one where you’re purported to be a college professor and you look like you just rolled out of bed…. what a tool and a fool….

  3. bbaker

    February 10, 2019 at 1:53 am

    A vote for any Democrat should be considered a vote for a liar.
    Either by action or position Democrats are the party of liars’ from all of those running for president look at there past presidents. All lied from Clinton to Obama.
    Trump will tell you this. “If you like your liar, you can keep your
    liar.” Just keep them out of our government.

  4. bbaker

    February 10, 2019 at 2:00 am

    The Democrats are now the party of liars. From Clinton to Barack Hussein Obama and all of the people running as Democrats for president in 2020.
    Trump will tell you “If you want to keep your liar, you can keep your liar.” Just keep them out of our government.

  5. Rebecca Holstine

    February 10, 2019 at 2:22 am

    When did a leftist or Democrat ever tell the truth. They will lie about any and everything. The are the party of liars. Just look at the Obamas, Bill and Hillary, most especially Adam Shiftless.

  6. Michael A Heath Sr.

    February 10, 2019 at 5:12 am

    And this is a Professor? Of what, STUPIDITY??? Hope he got change back for his TUITION!!!

  7. Jon Wisdom

    February 10, 2019 at 5:19 am

    The document was a draft that should not have been released. So, in other words, Sandy O puts something out, and when it blows up she denies. What other mistakes are coming from your mouth miss poor bronx?

  8. stephen winters

    February 10, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    2020 do not vote for these morons,they will take us back to the stone age……….

  9. MissD

    February 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Friggin liberals need to be exterminated from the face of the earth !

    • Kevin

      February 10, 2019 at 6:40 pm

      Democrats are an extension of the Hitler Nazi Regime.
      They are doing exactly same thing Nazi’s did before
      World War II started. Stop the Hitler Democrats.
      Wake up America and see the similarities!!

      • Ed

        February 11, 2019 at 3:50 am

        Controlling the newspapers, to control the narrative, was the first sign of a totalitarian or worse movement. Started late in the elections, when the left realized it was not going to be a cakewalk, after all. Too bad half of America went down so easily.

        The rest of us must stay strong.

  10. Stop Nazi’s

    February 10, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Democrats are now an extension of Hitler. They are doing the exact things that Nazi’s did before World War II broke out. Germany started the EU Union and now Europe is facing the problems of Germany controlling all the economics in Europe. George Soros is behind the destruction of Europe and US. Democrat Hitler Regime must be stopped before it destroys the world.

  11. Mary Johnson

    February 10, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    It never fails almost everyone that comes on Tucker’s show either does not answer the question or lies. Need to get someone that is not afraid to answer the question in a straight manner. That is not afraid to tell the truth.

  12. Ron Moulton

    February 10, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    This idiot is as insane as AOC and is full of crap; the lying A Hole

  13. Mike

    February 11, 2019 at 2:20 am

    Then why didn’t this bedhead, ignorant faggot bring along her talking points !
    Try some shampoo “Professor”

    • Ginny

      February 11, 2019 at 10:15 am

      The Democrat Hitler Party is going to get Hannity taken off the air. Hannity is under fire and they are closing in on him.
      It won’t be long before Fox News is History.
      Can we save America or is it too late?

  14. J Alan

    February 11, 2019 at 11:41 am

    What a Liar. And whats with that f**ked up hairdo? Looks ridiculous!

  15. Bud Stone

    February 11, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    This is pathological lying. Here she is on video and her own staff press relief. Now this attorney tries to walk it all back. She says no more flying. He says still flying, more options. So a 4 hour flight will become a 45 hour train ride, assuming minimal stops. Replace all homes in next 10 years. There are 127 million homes, does not include apartments, rental property. We built 900,000 homes last year. Now we are going to ramp up to 14 million homes a year (you have to add the 1 million new residences required for pop growth for the 10 years), where does all this trash go? What a pile for trash even. Look out forests. Steel is expensive, is not green friendly, and is not that great for homes. Lots of issues.

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