A controversy has emerged about last week’s interview Tucker Carlson had with Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s (AOC) adviser Cornell University Law School Professor Robert Hockett on Thursday. During their exchange, Dr. Hockett denied that AOC ever said that the Green New Deal (GND) would pay people unwilling to work. Hockett said that AOC tweeted a version of her proposal that was doctored by Republicans and was intentionally made to misrepresent what her green scheme was about.
As it turns out, in an email sent to The Daily Caller yesterday, Dr. Hockett admitted making an error during his interview with Tucker Carlson in which The Daily Caller quotes him as saying:
It appears there was more than one document being discussed yesterday, only one of which I had heard about with any definiteness by last evening after a long day of media appearances – namely, the one referred to by the Congresswoman in her tweet,” he wrote. “I regret that we seem unknowingly to have ended up speaking about different documents for a minute during our longer and otherwise ‘on-the-same-page’ conversation last night.
Not surprisingly, The Daily Caller reports the so-called fact checkers at the Leftist Media Matters attempted to jump to Hockett’s defense saying Tucker got fact checked claiming Tucker read information about the GND from a fabricated version doctored by Congressional Republicans.
However, according to Fox News, only later did Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief of Staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, admit the information Tucker used and being circulated about the GND was genuine when it was revealed that Tucker Carlson, Congressional Republicans and other conservative news outlets were using a version of the GND that is published and still available at NPR‘s website and was originally posted on AOC’s Congressional blog which she later deleted.
No doubt the socialists in Congress will devise another green scheme to try to win the hearts and minds of their base and the public at large or they may continue to make their case for the GND by tweaking it around the edges.
However, this demonstrates once again, that when the Left cannot rationally or morally make the case for their proposals, so they will misrepresent or outright lie until they get caught. Politicians, like AOC, however, are the gift that keeps on giving since they are open about their intentions and that is what makes them so evil. For now, let the good guys savor this victory.