Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used the Ohio weatherman who berated his audience for griping about breaking into a broadcast of “The Bachelorette” for a tornado warning to slam Republicans for their stand on climate change.
“This guy reminds me of every climate scientist warning people we have 12 years left to cut emissions in half before our future is irreversibly damaged & all the GOP wants to do is yell about communist cow farts,” Ocasio-Cortez posted on her Twitter page.
“‘No! We’re not going back to the show!,” the New York Democrat wrote, echoing what meteorologist Jamie Simpson told viewers during his tornado forecast Monday on Fox 45 in Dayton, Ohio.
Republicans zeroed in on a fact sheet, since removed, published during the rollout of Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal that mentioned how “farting cows” could contribute to climate change.
The language was later changed to “emissions from cows.”
Republicans, including President Trump, mocked the idea by saying the Green New Deal would ban people from owning cows.
Ocasio-Cortez has been an advocate for fighting climate change and is a chief sponsor of the environmental plan that calls for the elimination of greenhouse gases and the need to develop renewable energy sources.
Simpson, during Monday night’s report, scolded his audience for complaining about breaking away from the popular ABC reality show.
”Think about if this was your neighborhood. I’m sick and tired of people complaining about this. … Our job here is to keep people safe, and that is what we’re going to do,” he said.