Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez deleted a tweet Monday celebrating a collapse in short-term crude oil prices as an opportunity to push for the Green New Deal.
“You absolutely love to see it. This along with record low interest rates means it’s the right time for a worker-led, mass investment in green infrastructure to save our planet. *cough*,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a tweet recorded by political commentator Stephen L. Miller. AOC linked to a tweet reporting on the price of American crude, which plummeted as the coronavirus pandemic has obliterated demand.
Great American #JobKiller AOC celebrates the destruction of an industry that makes it possible for the Americans who actually like to work to live their dream… #SocialistShitBag https://t.co/6qEyOEvJMO
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 21, 2020
The resulting social media flareup highlighted the unprecedented stakes of the current economic crisis heading into the 2020 presidential election, and underscored Republican complaints that their rivals were looking for ways to use the moment for political gain.
“You absolutely love to see it,” Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described “democratic socialist,” wrote on Twitter. She was responding to a post which stated: “Oil prices now at ‘negative values,’ meaning oil producers have to pay people to take it off their hands and store it because when demand plunges (like now), that is less expensive for them than building more storage and/or shutting wells down.”
“This along with record low interest rates means it’s the right time for a worker-led, mass investment in green infrastructure to save our planet. *cough*,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. More
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