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During a House Financial Services Committee meeting hosted by Chairwoman Maxine Waters on Tuesday, democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) attempted to take down Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan on the issue of climate change — and ended up inspiring widespread backlash for her non sequitur questions. Amid the wave of criticism for her performance at the hearing, the freshman representative and former bartender issued a series of tweets pushing back against those poking holes in her global warming logic.

At the hearing, titled “Holding Megabanks Accountable: An Examination of Wells Fargo’s Pattern of Consumer Abuses,” Ocasio-Cortez launched into a series of causally problematic accusations, attempting to blame the bank for the “caging of children” at the border, hypothetical “spills,” and “when we have to reinvest in infrastructure building sea walls from the erosion of … infrastructure or cleanups, wildfires” (videos below).

Amid criticism for her global warming-themed line of questions, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to defend herself — at length. She began the series of tweets by retweeting footage posted by CSPAN along with a quote from her back-and-forth with Sloan:

Ocasio-Cortez: So, hypothetically, if there was a leak from the Dakota Access Pipeline, why shouldn’t Wells Fargo pay for the cleanup of it, since it paid for the construction of the pipeline itself?

Sloan: Because we don’t operate the pipeline.

“This, right here, is a problem,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez (posts below). “Institutions can engage in unlimited financing of fossil fuels, building unstable pipelines + reaping profits, but when the bill comes to clean up oil spills & fix damages — they can conveniently kick the can. So, who will pay for climate change?”

“Sea walls will have to go up as seas rise. Wildfires to put out. Roads repaved. Nascent technology to explore. Electrical grids replaced,” she added in another tweet. “It’s too late for us to not have to deal w/ the impact of climate change. At this point we shouldn’t be debating IF we do it, it’s how.”

“The difference here is that we *already know* abt climate change,” she claimed in another post about an hour later. “We know that more fossil fuels will harm us. Banks know. Fossil fuel cos know. Gov + politicians know. It’s not an accident. It’s cause+effect. We knew DAPL would leak. And we know the next gen is in danger.”

And she wasn’t done: “With the way things are structured now, if the banks don’t care, no one cares. They’re simply not incentivized to — no matter the damage to people, families, and the environment. We mostly address issues after the damage is done. But we can’t afford that w/ climate.”

She then responded directly to criticism of her logic by A&E’s “Rodeo Girls” star Marvel Marisa Murphy, who wrote: “So using her own logic… Hypothetically, if @AOC made a drink while bartending, then served it to a person, who then killed a family of 5 while driving drunk, she should then be held accountable for the incident, right? Bartenders beware, she could be coming after you next!!”

“Actually, in NYC if you’re a bartender and knowingly over-serve to someone, you *ARE* liable for things they do after they leave the bar, because you knowingly put them at risk for $. Its called the Dram Shop Act. It’s a big reason why bartenders cut people off. And it works,” Ocasio-Cortez responded, adding in yet another post: “The key here is in the advance knowledge. When you *knowingly* do something that you know *in advance* will do harm, and do it anyway, you open yourself up. Companies *know in advance* that climate change will get worse if we keep growing fossil fuel consumption and production.”

As The Daily Wire reported Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez’s attempts to grill Sloan was marked by the CEO repeatedly providing matter of fact answers to her hypothetical questions based on her radical “climate justice” premises. Watch the full exchange below:

Ocasio-Cortez’s tweets below:

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  1. Polly

    March 13, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Anyone noticed the crazy looking but behind her

    • Marlitt Arnouville

      March 14, 2019 at 1:01 am

      OMG! Wondering if he’s with her? He looks like that Momo sucide emjoi!?

  2. Donna

    March 13, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    So, I’m assuming she failed debate class, too, bc she hasn’t a CLUE what she’s talking about at any time of the day, any day of the week! No brain, no pain AOC. Your parents must be DUMBfounded that inbreeding can cause such a failure! Hahahaha!

    • Dean Perry

      March 13, 2019 at 10:57 pm

      Failure? She’s a member of Congress… and very popular!!! Hahahaha INDEED!

      • Dr. D

        March 13, 2019 at 11:47 pm

        Popular with who, Dean? Many are concerned for her. She has difficulty in forming a coherent line of query. She lacks tact. Most people equate her statements/questions as random pot stirring. Wouldn’t you prefer that she think before she publicly speak (on your behalf I assume)?

      • Wilson

        March 13, 2019 at 11:47 pm

        Popular with who? Retards like you dean?

        • Michael

          March 14, 2019 at 2:57 am

          Of course. Birds of a feather.

      • Ed

        March 14, 2019 at 12:27 am

        Interesting of you to make that connection, there, “Dean”

  3. Bj

    March 13, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    A lunatic. If you birrow money from the bankabd you tear the hell out of the house csuse you’re a hoosier, is it the bank’s responsibility to fix it. Justice Democrat fukked up big time thinking this broad would be star power. They didn’t take into account she was as dumb as a rock . She doesn’t even understand the financial institutions or banking industry and how they operate. Just when you think she has reached her most outrageous she jumps off another cliff

    • Donna White

      March 14, 2019 at 12:54 am

      BJ, you must be from Missouri by calling her a Hoosier. I lived in Missouri and they used the word Hoosier, which meant Red Neckand Dumb. I find that very offensive, because people from Indiana are Hoosiers. I am a Conservative and die hard Trump Supporter and VP Pence Supporter. You do know VP Pence is also a Hoosier. You owe the people of Indiana an apology.

  4. Linda

    March 13, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Going to have to continue with those meltdowns AOC, since there is so much to mock, you moron.

  5. Joel Johnston

    March 13, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    Doh! I’m going to get that staffer that gave me the wrong cards from Soros to read! Come on people, can’t you even keep the cards I’m supposed to read verbatim straight!!

  6. Shari Early

    March 13, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    She’s only popular because she’s funnier than any comedian out there right now with the stupidity that falls out of her mouth every time she opens it.

  7. Rebecca Holstine

    March 13, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    She is better than the late night stand up comics. I get more laughs out of her. She is like the gift that keeps on giving. A laugh or two a day. How in the world did she end up getting in Congress? Who groomed her and paid her way? Sort of reminds me of a community organizer, turned State Senator turned President.

  8. Ed

    March 14, 2019 at 12:32 am

    Maybe this is what happens when TDS slams into ADD.

  9. LST

    March 14, 2019 at 1:29 am

    That bitch is so stupid, she wipes her nose after she shits instead of her ass. She can’t call 911 without looking up the number first.

  10. True American

    March 14, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Media has to stop posting her, she is a puppet for something bigger happening in the back ground. We are all to busy with her and not watching what is happing in our country, ignore her she will go away.

    • Ed

      March 14, 2019 at 4:42 pm

      You’re absolutely correct!

      She was supposedly hand picked, from thousands of applicants, by her Indian handler, who is helping promote “The Young Turks” vision of a better America. Cortez was never a politician and was chosen for her looks and personality, not her political stance, as she had none. Everything out of her mouth is coached, except for a few times when the conversation gets derailed and you see how she gets confused and flustered when that happens.

      Now that I think about it, she is a shining example of today’s Democrat.

    • Gouchybear

      March 15, 2019 at 10:44 am

      True American…
      You nailed it!! AOC (Approval of Credit?) and Miss Nancy are nothing more than shills obfuscating what is really going on behind the scenes. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…

  11. YouKnowItsTrue

    March 14, 2019 at 6:17 am

    We know now that her brother submitted her name for her to answer a casting call by the potentially dangerous group “Justice Democrats” to run for congress.Everything she says is a script. She is nothing more than thier own/her own dumbass reality show. And anyone who takes her seriously and voted for her is a dumbass.

  12. Samuel Hay

    March 14, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Cortez must have been a better bartender than she is a Representative or she wouldnt have been able to keep a job. OH well, she will be returning to her old trade very soon. She is the epitome of what not to elect and the Democrats are fully aware of that.

  13. John J Slavick

    March 14, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Can you say ‘wack’ job. She’s a couple pickles short of a deluxe cheeseburger!

  14. Earnie Bailey

    March 14, 2019 at 8:24 am

    According to her “reasoning”, if anyone or any company has a legal issue and borrowed money, the loaner is guilty and held accountable. Is that how a normal person thinks? That’s like saying, if your child turns out to be a criminal, you, as the person that provided life to them, are going to be charged for the crime.
    When will this totally stupid communist be removed from our congress and put in prison for her own crimes.

  15. Rick

    March 14, 2019 at 8:49 am

    That’s about as dumb as holding gun manufacturing accountable for gun violence. Lets hold automobile manufacturers for automobile accidents.

  16. Rick

    March 14, 2019 at 8:56 am

    OAC should have been an attorney, I would attend every court case she tries…
    It would give Jimmy Kimmel his best work..

  17. David Farrington

    March 14, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Darrell Waldrop once said that bad publicity is still publicity that gets his name out there. Maybe that is what she is doing, keeping her name out there. I pray that the Bronx residence sees the error of there ways and elects someone with some common sense as well as book smarts.

  18. amie

    March 14, 2019 at 9:53 am

    She should not be allowed to “talk over the person” whom she is interviewing. She asked the question, they should be allowed to answer the question.

  19. Margie

    March 14, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    AOC is popular with other Dumb Ass Communist Democrats! Go Figure! The only people worshiping this piece of trash we have to call a Congress woman are
    the mentally and emotionally deranged Neo-Nazi
    Democrat Lovers!
    The above comment from Mental Deanne-poo
    needs to be ignored!
    American Haters like Dumb Ass Dean Are Not Worth Our Time!

  20. Kevin

    March 14, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Looks like Dean is as intelligent as AOC- HaHa!
    Dean is so smart he spews his craziness on a conservative sight and thinks someone will listen!
    Typical pieces of Communist Human Trash!

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