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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is in 'Bananaland': Fox News Contributor Slams Green New Deal in Unicorns-and-Cannibalism Tirade

A pundit on Fox News’ The Greg Gutfeld Show blasted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Green New Deal in an expletive-laden rant on Saturday.

National Review columnist Katherine Timpf compared the freshman congresswoman's proposed stimulus package to unicorns and fairy dust in the minute-and-a-half-long tirade.

“AOC has completely lost her marbles. I think she’s living in bananaland,” Timpf said. “Earlier this week she called herself ‘the boss’ for coming up with the Green New Deal. How are you ‘the boss’ for coming up with a plan that doesn’t work? Like, are you sure that the Green New Deal’s not what you’re putting in your pipe and smoking every day?”

The journalist was referring to a speech Ocasio-Cortez made at a recent “Girls who Code” event in New York City. Describing past experiences with impostor syndrome, Ocasio-Cortez explained the importance of trying to succeed in the face of adversity.

“The power is in the person who’s trying, regardless of the success,” Ocasio-Cortez told the audience. “I just introduced the Green New Deal... and it's creating all of this conversation. Why? Because no-one else has even tried.

“People are like, ‘Oh, it’s unrealistic, oh, it’s vague, oh, it doesn’t address this little minute thing,’ and I’m like, ‘You try—you do it. Because you’re not. So, until you do it, I’m the boss. How about that?”

Timpf continued to blast the comments in a tirade lasting more than a minute. “I can come up with plenty of plans that don’t work. How about we fly around on unicorns instead of airplanes? How about instead of gasoline we use fairy dust we get from Tinkerbell?”

She went on to joke that the Green New Deal would lead to a dystopian America, in which people “relive the Donner Party”—a group of pioneers who turned to cannibalism after their 1846 wagon train trip from Missouri to California was beset by delays. Starving members of the party ate fellow travelers who had died after becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada.

“I don’t want to eat people, Greg, and I don’t want people to eat me,” Timpf said. “AOC do you want people to eat you?”

Timpf’s comments echoed an article she wrote for National Review Online Tuesday, in which she called Ocasio-Cortez “ridiculous” and said her plan was so impractical she might as well have put forward “nothing at all.”

Ocasio-Cortez rejected similar criticisms of the Green New Deal on Twitter Saturday, writing: “I also fly [planes] & 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,” she continued.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Katherine Timpf Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) listens to testimony on Capitol Hill February 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Correction 3/3: This story has been updated to fully reflect Katherine Timpf's role on The Greg Gutfeld Show. 

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