Ocasio-Cortez Adviser Repeatedly Lies to Tucker Carlson About What Was in Green New Deal FAQ


A policy adviser for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blatantly lied to Fox News host Tucker Carlson about the contents of the representative’s ridiculous Green New Deal.

Robert Hockett is a policy adviser for the far-left representative from New York, but wasn’t being honest about the goals of the widely critiqued Green New Deal.

The original version of a “frequently asked questions” summation of the Green New Deal, which was on the 29-year-old representative’s website, proposed several broad entitlements.

Perhaps the most ridiculous proposal is guaranteed economic security for those “unwilling to work.”

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The proposal was reported by several media outlets, including CNBC and Fox News.

However, as the Washington Examiner reported Saturday, the FAQ page was edited after the rollout of the liberal pipe dream on Thursday. (The Examiner’s headline said it all: “The mysterious case of AOC’s scrubbed ‘Green New Deal’ details.”)

But Hockett blatantly lied to Carlson’s face Friday night by denying that the proposal was connected to the Green New Deal.

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“AOC has never said anything like that. I think you’re referring to some sort of doctored document that somebody other than us has been circulating,” Hockett lied.

Carlson responded by correctly stating that the document came from Ocasio-Cortez’s own office.

“I thought that came right from her — that was in the backgrounder from her office is my understanding,” Carlson responded.

After Carlson corrected him, Hockett continued to insist that it was a fake document.

Carlson also mentioned Ocasio-Cortez’s goal to replace air travel with highspeed rail, but Hockett denied that as well.

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“Where’s the airplane disappearance coming from? I’m not really clear on where that originates,” Hockett said.

As media outlets like CNBC and The Daily Caller reported, the Green New Deal suggested building “highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary.”

A researcher for the liberal website Media Matters was so pleased with Hockett’s performance that he posted a video of the segment on Twitter with a caption that echoed Hockett’s lie.

“Watch what happens when Tucker Carlson steps out of the conservative bubble and brings on an @AOC policy adviser who debunks all the conservative media lies straight to his face (spoiler: it doesn’t go great for Tucker),” Media Matters’ Andrew Lawrence tweeted.

Not quite.

Lawrence’s research should have turned up the original Green New Deal details that were made public before liberals realized they needed to be “scrubbed.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is so ridiculous that her supporters are flat-out lying about its contents.

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Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a background in history, education and philosophy. He has led multiple conservative groups and is dedicated to the principles of free speech, privacy and peace.
Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a passion for free speech, privacy and peace. He graduated from the College of Wooster with a B.A. in History. While at Wooster, he served as the Treasurer for the Wooster Conservatives and the Vice President for the Young Americans for Liberty.
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