AOC Claims ‘Texas Disaster Is What Happens When You Don’t Pursue A Green New Deal’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has slammed Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the state’s infrastructure planning, claiming her Green New Deal would have better prepared areas for extreme weather conditions.

AOC tweeted on Wednesday: “The infrastructure failures in Texas are quite literally what happens when you *don’t* pursue a Green New Deal”

RT reports: The message appeared to be in response to Abbott criticizing a potential Green New Deal due to many renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind turbines failing in the state’s historically cold weather. In an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday evening, Abbott said not being able to rely on these energy sources in extreme weather is part of the reason for rolling power outages in his state.

“This shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States of America. Texas is blessed with multiple sources of energy, such as natural gas and nuclear, as well as solar and wind,” he said. “Our wind and our solar got shut down, and they were collectively more than ten percent of our power grid. And that thrust Texas into this situation.”

Ocasio-Cortez has since expanded on her criticism of Texas and its governor. 

“So many Texans are in desperate conditions without heat, water, and little relief. Gov. Abbott needs to get off TV pointing fingers & start helping people,” the congresswoman tweeted. “After that, he needs to read a book on his own state’s energy supply. I’ll be prepping TX relief emails if he needs help.”

She also pointed to a “system of inequality” as being responsible for some being without power and others not. 

“Natural disasters reveal how brutal & inhumane our system of inequality is. No one should be left to fend for themselves in a natural disaster. This is why we insist on justice in climate policy. In a modern society, equity is as important as technology,” she tweeted

Many have pushed back against Ocasio-Cortez on social media, saying disaster readiness and better infrastructure would not be exclusive to the passage of something as expensive as the Green New Deal, which would move the US to completely renewable energy. 

“The failure in Texas is what happens when a place that doesn’t normally get extreme winter weather fails to winterize gas lines and wind turbines. AOC and conservative outrage is what happens when both sides see a way to push an agenda,” podcaster Tim Pool tweeted

“No, the infrastructure failures in TX are quite literally what happens when a once-in-a-century winter storm blows through a state that hasn’t winterized its power plants, pipelines, and wind turbines bc this happens so rarely. But hey never let a catastrophic storm go to waste,” Federalist editor John Daniel Davidson added


  1. AOC doesn’t comprehend that wind turbines freeze in cold weather and that solar electric panels don’t produce electricity in cloudy conditions like a snow storm or a rain storm.

    AOC is not an engineer, but she also doesn’t have commons sense.

    AOC also demands that whatever power that is created be distributed first to diversity people, the protected classes of people who elected her to public office.

    AOC is a typical dumb Feminist.

  2. Biggest pike of it all day Ercot or whatever the electricity power supplies called turned their power off and has left it off for up to 3 days in some places I ve not seen any frozen windturbinrs and the gas pipes didnt freeze either And sure they can find a pictures of some frozen turbines I’m sure with their creativity and imagination but I doubt that they didnt design them nit to get frozen in the first place. And texas has got oil Why font they have oil tanks for heating on their houses? Oil makes the best heaters for houses and hot water .Solaris not going to be any good for them in the snow As for her green b/ s that’s why they’re freezing so the story goes so what she reading? If they had coal power they would be fine right now

  3. Yes Cortez, you’re so very intelligent. And I’m sure you would agree with me that war is peace, freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength!

  4. Global warming/climate change is a deception to bring mankind back to worshipping nature/Mother Gaia like the ancient pagans did. Fertility gods and goddesses are beyond numerous in pagan mytbology. God YHVH made the earth, God YHVH breaks or heals the earth.

  5. Huge power bills, that’s why it’s green new deal…green is the color of all that extra money youll be spending

  6. I wonder if she should have a look at Germany? The most green country in the world apparently and during the Jan/Feb cold and snow they had to turn there coal/gas power plants back on as they could not produce enough energy from green energy. Illogical statement and totally run from the script of the global agenda.

  7. I could say many unkind things here, but the bottom line is that AOC is saying what her handlers tell her to say. We need representatives that know what is going on and can make decisions based on that knowledge

  8. If you dont’ follow the Green New Deal you get you ass frozen off? Sounds like a threat. Also, sounds like it will backfire on these fools…..nobody’s buying this shit. You can’t heat with a 100 watt solar panel, you need wood, oil or natural gas. Maybe nukes if they want to declassify fusion tech. Otherwise, windmills and solar are like celery sticks. Shit.

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