Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez owns a Washington, D.C., apartment within walking distance of the U.S. Capitol, so why does she take a car to work every day?
A recent campaign finance report shows that the socialist congresswoman spent thousands of dollars on ride services such as Uber and Lyft, while at the same time backing a workers’ strike. We did, however, catch her on a stroll during the making of this video.
Part of Ocasio-Cortez’s popularity as a freshman member of Congress is her environmental aspirations, such as her proposed Green New Deal, which would significantly limit the availability of motor vehicles in the U.S. to reduce and eventually eliminate carbon emissions.
Certain cars emit greenhouse gases, which are considered to be bad for the environment, but Ocasio-Cortez continues to jettison more environmentally-friendly commutes in favor of the comfort of motor transportation.
Her Green New Deal FAQ cites a goal to “totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary, create affordable public transit available to all, with [the] goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle … ”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has voiced similar concerns about producing carbon emissions through vehicles and buildings, telling MSNBC that he plans to “ban the glass and steel skyscrapers, which are inefficient.”
He also said, “The plans we put forward we are acting on will reduce emissions 30% in all of New York City by 2030. That’s where we make huge change. To the question wherever I go in New York City, whether I take a subway, go nearby or farther away, I have a security detail that follows me in their cars either way.”
Watch The Daily Caller’s Maranda Finney take to the streets to examine the most convenient ways Ocasio-Cortez could get to work.