Ocasio-Cortez Discusses Why 'Farting Cows' Are Bad for Green New Deal

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"It's not to say we're going to force everybody to go vegan or anything insane like that", Ocasio-Cortez continued.

"While polls show that 70 percent of New Yorkers support our plans and investment", read the statement, "a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City". "When that happens, do you kind of regret getting into politics?" host Desus Nice asked the congresswoman. Ocasio-Cortez, who represents the Bronx, candidly opened up about making a big impact on the political scene, and why she chooses to embrace Twitter trolls. "Because if you're just flying under the radar, just trying to get your check, like not rock the boat-then what's the point of being in politics?" What is the point of doing things if you're just trying to maintain the status quo?

The discussion continued and she was asked if she thought the critical memes were "weak".

Watch Ocasio-Cortez skewer her haters in the clip above.

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"The city was paying for those jobs", she said, adding, "if we were willing to give away $3 billion for this deal, we could invest those $3 billion in our district ourselves if we wanted to".

"And so, it's not to say you get rid of agriculture. I mean, it shows that everyday Americans still have the power to organize and fight for their communities and they can have more say in this country than the richest man in the world", she said, referring to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

"But it's to say, 'Listen, we gotta address factory farming". Maybe we shouldn't be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch, and dinner ...

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