This woman TRULY lives in a fantasy world, doesn’t she?
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez wanted to flex her big girl guns at the world – PROVING- she not only LOVES the environment – she’s gonna be RUTHLESS about protecting it!
You know what was ruthless? The SPANKING she got for talking COMPLETE AND UTTER NONSENSE.
According to Daily Caller:
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blamed the Keystone XL pipeline for leaking about 5,000 barrels of oil in rural South Dakota about two years ago.
UMMMM. Here’s the thing. The Keystone XL pipeline doesn’t EXIST yet. It hasn’t been built. GOOD ONE, GENIUS.
During a House hearing Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez claimed that “Keystone XL, in particular, had one leak that leaked 210,000 gallons across South Dakota” while she questioned Wells Fargo president and CEO Timothy Sloan.
Only… that’s not REAL. Not even close.
— Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein) March 12, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez probably confused the Keystone XL pipeline with the Keystone pipeline, which has been operating since 2010. Keystone XL is still under construction, but would also bring oil sands from Canada to Nebraska where it would connect to existing pipeline.
Oh – EASY MISTAKE to make. You know – unless this is supposed to your whole thing. You wanna be an “expert?” Don’t make BUSH LEAGUE MISTAKES. ESPECIALLY with that “I know it ALL. I’m THE BOSS.” attitude of hers.
Not a good look, hun.
Environmentalists spent years opposing the Keystone XL pipeline, filing court challenges and successfully lobbying former President Barack Obama to personally reject the project in late 2015. President Donald Trump reversed that decision in early 2017, but Keystone XL’s progress has since been delayed by activist lawsuits.
The existing Keystone pipeline, however, was responsible for leaking up to 9,700 barrels in South Dakota in 2017. The initial estimate for the spill was about 5,000 barrels, or 210,000 gallons of oil. Both Keystone and the planned XL line are operated by Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada.
TransCanada said it repaired the pipeline and cleaned-up the spill, Reuters reported in 2018, though the event has been used by environmental activists to gin up opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.
This is her FULL-TIME JOB, people. One she gets paid A LOT to do.
Not only that – she has STAFF to do research FOR HER.
Can you IMAGINE being this IDIOTIC at YOUR job? Would you still HAVE a job?
There’s simply no excuse for this kind of incompetence.