AOC gets emotional at climate summit: 'dreams of motherhood now taste bittersweet'

Adam Warner
October 12, 2019 - 7:28 pm
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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COPENHAGEN (1010 WINS) – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was nearly brought to tears as she spoke about climate change at a summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, this week.

“I speak to you not as an elected official or public figure, but I speak to you as a human being,” AOC said Friday during the C40 World Mayors Summit on Climate Change.

She continued: “A woman whose dreams of motherhood now taste bittersweet, because of what I know about our children's future.”

AOC harshly criticized the United States in her keynote address at the summit, Grabien News reported.

She slammed the U.S. for withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord and even blamed the country for her grandfather’s death. 

She said she is the “daughter and descendant of colonized peoples who have already begun to suffer” from climate change.

“Just two years ago one of the deadliest disasters in the United States struck in the form of Hurricane Maria. The climate change–powered storm killed over 3,000 Puerto Ricans, American citizens. My own grandfather died in the aftermath, all because they were living under colonial rule, which contributed to the dire conditions and lack of recovery.”

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