In The News

‘What The Green New Deal Looks Like’: Tucker Hammers AOC Over Sri Lanka Collapse

Fox News host Tucker Carlson suggested sending video clips of unrest in Sri Lanka to Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to show her the likely outcome of “Green New Deal” policies Monday.

“That is what the Green New Deal looks like in Sri Lanka,” Carlson said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” after playing a clip of the protests that forced the resignations of the country’s president and prime minister. “Now we know what you’re thinking, ‘Oh, so pampered lifestyle liberals in the United States just destroyed something else. They did to Sri Lanka what bussing did to American education, just absolutely wrecked it and then walked away like it never happened.’”

“I wish I had Sandy Cortez’s cell,” Carlson said. “I would text her those videos and say, ‘The Green New Deal comes to Sri Lanka. Are you psyched?’”

WATCH:

Carlson then turned his attention to Environmental, Social, and (Corporate) Governance (ESG) standards, which some experts claim were responsible for wrecking the Sri Lankan economy. One notable measure was a ban on chemical fertilizers from April 2021 to November 2021 that cut crop yields up to 50%.

“Sri Lanka’s score is 98 on the ESG scale,” Carlson said. “That is more than double our score here in the United States, so we’ll need to step up our efforts to shut down farms.”

ESG has prompted a backlash in the United States, with the launch of an asset management company that seeks to counter “woke” capital in May and the formation of the Boardroom Initiative in April.

“What you see here is what is really happening in a lot of places, which is where you have ideologies, and in particular woke ideologies, replacing prices and markets,” Peter Earle of the American Institute for Economic Research told Carlson.

Ocasio-Cortez and Earle did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org

Harold Hutchison

Share
Published by
Harold Hutchison

Recent Posts

An Arm and an Egg

Biden, and his White House staff, have repeatedly told us that the economy is awesome…

4 hours ago

WarMonger

Destruction of our values, education system, healthcare, and economy aren't enough for 'Ole Joe, he's…

4 hours ago

Ron DeSantis Is More Popular Than Any Other National Political Figure

There’s been a longstanding saying that “Democrats fall in love, while Republicans fall in line.”…

17 hours ago

The Left’s New Scheme That Threatens Free Elections

Like a bad movie sequel, leftwing nonprofits like the Center for Tech and Civil Life…

17 hours ago

The Cartels Could be our Greatest Threat

We pointed to China as our greatest geopolitical threat, and rightfully so, but a more…

1 day ago

Border Crisis: Officers Seize $4 Million in Narcotics in One Day

SAN DIEGO, – San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly 300 pounds of narcotics…

1 day ago