WATCH: AOC freaks out in Instagram story over tornado warning in DC

David Caplan
May 23, 2019 - 7:34 pm

WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez freaked out over a tornado warning in Washington Thursday in an Instagram story, but she also took the opportunity to cite climate change, and specifically her Green New Deal.

"Guys, they just issued a tornado watch in D.C.," a concerned Ocasio-Cortez  says int the camera, while presumably in her office. 

The congresswoman then turns the camera towards the outside and says, "Oh, no, there are people outside, we need to get them out, this is crazy."

For the record, the National Weather Service did issue a tornado warning at 3:47 p.m. for Washington, Arlington, Va., and Hyattsville, Md. -- but it was soon called off.

Ocasio-Cortez then posted in note format, "Well that was something. Alarms went off in the building advising people to seek shelter. Apparently the tornado moved/missed the city so quickly that they ended the warning shortly after."

She added, "The climate crisis is real y'all ... guess we're at casual tornadoes in growing regions of the country"

In another note she posted to her Instagram stories, Ocasio-Cortez cited the Green New Deal, writing, "Other regions deals with wildfires, tornadoes, droughts, etc. But ALL of these threats will be increasing in intensity as climate crisis grows and we fail to act appropriately. #GreenNewDeal

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