Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez packed a big punch in a short tweet. She managed to say Republicans caused Hurricane Dorian while also insulting its victims. AOC retweeted aerial video showing the devastation in the Abaco Islands with the caption:

This is what climate change looks like: it hits vulnerable communities first. I can already hear climate deniers screeching: ‘It’s always been like this! You’re dim,’ etc. No. This is about science & leadership. We either decarbonize & cut emissions, or we don’t & let people die.


That’s where you are wrong again, Alexandria. You are using climate deniers as your scapegoat but it is not fooling anyone. Clearly you are blaming poverty and even death on the “science and leadership” of Republicans with absolutely zero basis. Not to mention how unbelievably insulting it is to all victims of Dorian and other aggressive storms that the “vulnerable” are hit first.

You will not get away with the ridiculous conclusion that conservative policies regarding carbon and emissions make hurricanes that directly attack and kill poor people. Conservative policies and capitalism are what save “vulnerable communities.”