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Ocasio-Cortez Advisor Disputes Provisions of Green New Deal Present on Fact Sheet


During Friday's edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight, the eponymous host discussed some of the provisions of the Green New Deal, including the idea that the Federal government will pay anyone who is "unwilling to work." Carlson then began a discussion with Cornell University Law Professor Robert Hockett, who advised Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Green New Deal. Hockett seemed absolutely flabbergasted when Carlson asked "why would we ever pay people who are 'unwilling to work?'"  Hockett responded: "We never would, right?"  He asserted that "AOC has never said anything like that" before accusing Carlson of referring to some "doctored document that somebody other than us has been circulating."  Carlson informed Hockett that he got the information from a backgrounder on the Green New Deal released from Ocasio-Cortez's office.  Hockett maintained that she never called for the government to pay people who are "unwilling to work" and Carlson proceeded to thank Hockett for correcting him.  Carlson then asked Hockett to address "the idea that we're going to build enough light rail to make airplanes unnecessary," an idea that Hockett also dismissed; telling Carlson "I don't know where you got that, either." As it turns out, both provisions brought up by Carlson are included on a now-deleted fact sheet and FAQ list from Ocasio-Cortez's website.

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