Watch Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Passionate Speech on New Green Deal Criticism

March 27, 2019 - 10:38 pm

WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave an impassioned speech during a committee hearing Tuesday in response to Republicans essentially shutting down her climate change policy, the Green New Deal.

"You want to tell people that their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist?" she yelled. "Tell that to the kids in the South Bronx which are suffering from the highest rates of childhood asthma in the country ... You're telling those kids that they are trying to get on a plane to Davos? People are dying!

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