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Ocasio-Cortez’s Team Caught in a Pickle After Claiming Widely-Mocked Green New Deal FAQ Wasn’t From Her

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and members of her legislative team were caught in a pickle this week after she denied that a fact sheet about her Green New Deal resolution was released from her office.

As IJR previously reported, Ocasio-Cortez’s rollout of her long-awaited Green New Deal resolution was met with laughter after a fact-sheet about the resolution claimed that the longterm goals included replacing air travel with trains, renovating every building in America, and stopping cows from farting.

The claim from the fact sheet that was met with the most blowback was a claim that the Green New Deal could provide “economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work.”

As the blowback grew, many noticed that Ocasio-Cortez’s website pulled the fact sheet altogether.

Although an archived version of the website showed the same document that was being mocked, Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti claimed there was a “doctored” version of the FAQ circulating and that older versions of the bill had been “leaked” before admitting an “unfinished” version of the FAO was published “by mistake.”

Although Chakrabarti initially claimed that the details from the FAQ had been leaked, others noted that the document properties showed that Chakrabarti had published the document.

Still, Ocasio-Cortez’s team made the rounds on the media telling reporters that the FAQ document was doctored or not sanctioned by her team. Robert Hockett, an advisor to Ocasio-Cortez, even went on Tucker Carlson to further push the lie that the document claiming the Green New Deal would pay people who are “unwilling” to work was not from her team.

Even the Congresswoman herself took to Twitter to claim that she had nothing to do with the document, despite it coming from her website. She pointed to several documents that had actually been doctored and directed people to the text of the resolution, instead.

She was later forced to clarify that both doctored versions and a “draft version that got uploaded + taken down” are circulating online.

Many took to Twitter to call out Ocasio-Cortez and her team for attempting to lie about the document.

Ocasio-Cortez’s team has said that they plan to publish an official FAQ for the Green New Deal as the resolution moves forward.

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