Ocasio-Cortez goes after Rick Scott for mocking Green New Deal

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted GOP Sen. Rick Scott after he mocked a Democratic presidential candidate’s proposal to start a national gun licensing program and suggested Americans might have to register meat as part of her Green New Deal environmental program.

“That a sitting US Senator can say something lacking so much critical thinking + honesty is embarrassing to the institution,” the New York Democrat wrote on her Twitter account. “If you were a female candidate, maybe you’d be called ‘unlikeable,’ ‘crazy,’ or ‘uninformed.’ But since you’re not, this inadequacy is accepted as normal,” she said, using adjectives that have been fired at her.

Ocasio-Cortez was responding to a tweet Scott, a former Florida governor, posted about a gun control plan proposed Monday by Sen. Cory Booker.

“What’s next? Will we have to register sharp knives? Maybe @AOC will make us register every time we buy meat as part of her #GreenNewDeal,” Scott wrote. “The Democrats are officially the @BernieSanders Party. They want America to be less prosperous and less free.”

He called the plan the “latest terrible idea to come out of the Democrats’ 2020 primary” and took a shot at Booker.

“This would be scary if Booker had any chance of becoming President,” Scott said.

Booker, of New Jersey, unveiled the proposal that along with creating a national gun registry would also ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

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