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Key Words: Ocasio-Cortez is a ‘pompous little twit’ and a ‘garden-variety hypocrite,’ says former Greenpeace Canada president

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to draw fire from her critics on the right for her Green New Deal, but the New York Democratic congresswoman is making fresh headlines this weekend for getting slammed by what would seem an unlikely voice: a former president of Greenpeace Canada.

Here’s what Patrick Moore, who left his high-ranking role at Greenpeace decades ago, had to say on Twitter

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 about her:

He launched his latest criticism at Ocasio-Cortez — there have been others — following a piece in the New York Post, which called her out for claiming the environmental high ground while riding around in planes and gas guzzlers.

Here’s Ocasio-Cortez’s response to the story:

The Post put the fact that I get into cars (while proposing a plan to invest in better car technology) on their front page 😂

Pack it up folks, the Pulitzer’s been decided. No one can rival this kind of hard-hitting journalism https://t.co/007iOcpyz2

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 3, 2019

Moore was clearly triggered. He went on to call out Ocasio-Cortez as “pompous little twit” and “an immature bully” whose “arrogance plus ignorance... is a recipe for disaster.” She’s “unjustifiably condescending” and “a neophyte pretending to be wise," Moore said during his Twitter tirade.

Ocasio-Cortez’s detractors were quick to embrace and trumpet the views of the self-proclaimed “sensible environmentalist.” It’s important to note, however, that Greenpeace long ago distanced itself from Moore, saying he “often misrepresents himself in the media as an environmental ‘expert’ or even an ‘environmentalist,’ while offering anti-environmental opinions on a wide range of issues.”

Greenpeace accuses him of exploiting former ties with the group and portraying himself as a prodigal son who’s seen the error of his ways. “Unfortunately, the media — especially conservative media — give him a platform for his views, and often do so without mentioning the fact that he is a paid spokesperson for polluting companies,” Greenpeace said in a scathing 2010 statement.

Meanwhile, Ocasio-Cortez keeps building her case for the Green New Deal:

I also fly ✈️ & use A/C

Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future.

The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy. https://t.co/DZGE1WwLbn

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 3, 2019