Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent thousands of dollars on gas-guzzling transportation during her campaign, despite her office being a one-minute walk from the subway.
Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly sounded the alarm on the so-called dangers of climate change, even warning that the world would end in 12 years if the country does not address climate issues.
Her Green New Deal plan promises “a full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases” within 10 years and seeks to make air travel “unnecessary.”
The New York Post reports that since she declared her candidacy in May of 2017, AOC’s campaign spent $29,365.70 on gas-guzzling transportation–despite the campaign office being 138 feet from the 7 train.
The Post writes, “She listed 1,049 transactions for Uber, Lyft, Juno and other car services, federal filings show. The campaign had 505 Uber expenses alone….The campaign shelled out only $8,335.41 on 52 MetroCard transactions….”
And despite her calls to eliminate air travel within 10 years, AOC’s campaign had no problem spending $25,174.54 on flights.
As a comparison, the Post writes that AOC’s New York colleague, Rep. Max Rose, listed only 329 transactions for car services, totaling $6,091.28. This–despite his district being more than twice the size of Ocasio-Cortez’s.
For the full report, click HERE.