The plan has already received the endorsements of Democrat presidential candidates, like Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris but, for others, it has turned heads for its drastic approach to fighting climate change.
However, Saikat Chakrabarti, Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff, admitted that the FAQ shared with NPR and posted on Ocasio-Cortez's website was incomplete.
"An early draft of a FAQ that was clearly unfinished and that doesn't represent the GND resolution got published to the website by mistake", Chakrabarti said.
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. Ocasio-Cortez's office released the resolution to reporters on Wednesday night with a separate FAQ document that seemed to contradict some aspects of the resolution, including taking stances on nuclear energy and farming emissions that didn't appear in the official document.More news: Sunday snow leads to more tricky travel Monday, Tuesday
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Wanting to know if the same people who support the New Green Deal would still support it after hearing what was actually in it, Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips headed to the University of Miami to find out.
It called for a 100 percent reduction in fossil fuel emissions by 2030. "Global warming is an existential threat to the planet, so if we don't command this country to think big about saving our nation and our world from destruction, then I don't think we're gonna get close to meeting the mark".
He said the FAQ page was "some kind of document that somebody other than us has been circulating".
This fake proposal circulated, but it is different from the legitimate, far-left proposals offered by Ocasio-Cortez.