Ocasio-Cortez tells Mike Huckabee to leave 'false statements' to his daughter

Desiree Burns
December 5, 2018

But this time, she's addressing an ex-politician who had criticism of the representative-elect's alleged comparison between her election victory and putting a man on the moon.

"From jailing children to banning folks based on their religion, this Admin has been criminal from the start", Ocasio continued.

Along with Sanders will be 350.org founder and author Bill McKibben; actress and activist Shailene Woodley; CNN host Van Jones; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez; Union of Concerned Scientists Director of Climate Science Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel; Dale Ross, mayor of Georgetown, Texas; and Dr. Camilla Bausch, president of Ecologic Institute.

Part of her campaign platform included advocating for the abolishment of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. "That's what we did when so many of us won an election this year", Ocasio-Cortez said. "She's much better at it", the soon-to-be sworn in lawmaker from Queens, New York, told Huckabee via Twitter.

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After becoming the youngest woman elected to Congress, Ocasio-Cortez's victory was a signal to her supporters that she had the momentum to push forward with a plan for what many are calling the "Green New Deal". She then threw some shade at his daughter, saying, "Leave the false statements to Sarah Huckabee. We've been done it before, and can do it again", Ocasio-Cortez replied.

"We did it when no one else thought we could".

The remarks Huckabee and right-wing publications seized upon and quickly took out of context came during a Capitol Hill press conference on Friday, during which Ocasio-Cortez said a Green New Deal is achievable because the United States has previously "done what we thought was impossible". Huckabee, however, believes that the 29-year-old Democrat and her politics are "looney". "Don't y'all have jobs to do?"

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