Texas Governor Abbott Slams Green New Deal as ‘Deadly,’ as AOC and Media Take Umbrage
Feb. 17 , 2021 (EIRNS)—Interviewed on Fox News’ ”Hannity” show last night, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott warned that the Green New Deal will have “deadly” consequences for the state, given the disaster it is experiencing now because of reliance on renewables, such as wind and solar. “This shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States of America,” he said. “Texas is blessed with multiple sources of energy such as natural gas and nuclear, as well as solar and wind,” the governor said. “Our wind and our solar got shut down and they were collectively more than 10% of our power grid. And that thrust Texas into this situation” where it is lacking power statewide.
Abbott’s remarks provoked a hysterical response from Miss Green Deal herself, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), and assorted liberal media that took umbrage that Abbott dared to make such a statement. AOC immediately tweeted “the infrastructure failures in Texas are quite literally what happens when you don’t pursue the Green New Deal.” When there are “climate deniers” in office, she charged, this is what happens. The Washington Post, New York Times, MSNBC and the Texas Democratic Party were bowled over that Abbott could make such a “false” assertion. In a Feb. 15 statement, the Democratic Party complained that “if we had a governor open to alternative sources of energy,” the state would not be in such a mess.