Several people took to Twitter to call out Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti for their questionable dealings, claiming it was hypocritical for the congresswoman because of her outspoken opposition to dark money in politics. Her office's fact sheet on the plan, released last month, says that efforts to combat climate change should include "massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary [and] create affordable public transit available to all, with the goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle".
The Washington Examiner reports that an FEC complaint has been filed today against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' Chief of Staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, questioning the financial arrangements between two PACs and two LLCs that he controls.
"I don't think it's productive", Michigan Rep. Dan Kildee said Saturday on Fox News' "Cavuto Live". I think it's important that we approach this very carefully... "Since when is it okay to put you on a Nixonian list?" The provision passed, although Democratic leaders opposed the amendment.
In a closed-door meeting afterward, according to The Washington Post, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scolded her wayward center-leaning colleagues, telling them: "We are either a team or we're not".
22 of world's 30 most polluted cities are in India, Greenpeace says
The study also showed South Asia's fight with worsening air quality and the economic toll it is expected to take worldwide. Delhi is the most polluted capital in the world, while Gurgaon is the most polluted city , revealed a Greenpeace report .
Moore called Ocasio-Cortez a "pompous little twit", adding that her Green New Deal "would be worse than WW2". "And I feel like what I've chosen to do is break this fourth wall a little bit and respond to them".
The Ocasio-Cortez campaign's federal filings included more than 1,000 rides with Uber, Lyft, Juno and other vehicle services totaling $29,366, according to the Post.
"My main gripe about AOC is that while I respect her voice in the party, I don't think she respects mine or anyone else's who differs with her on policy or comes from a different political electoral reality", said John Anzalone, a Democratic pollster in Alabama. The stated objective was to help elect progressive candidates to Congress.
In an interview with the New Yorker, Ocasio-Cortez admitted the fight can be exhausting.
It's a tactic that has been embraced by some conservative groups and politicians on the right, especially during the 2010 and 2012 elections, when incumbent lawmakers in the House and Senate were ousted in primaries by conservative challengers.