Trevor Noah on Wednesday tore into conservatives shamelessly blaming Texas power outages on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her Green New Deal proposal to address the climate crisis.
“The Daily Show” host noted that unprepared and poorly maintained coal, natural gas and nuclear plants were primarily to blame blackouts that have hit millions of Texans during this week’s extreme winter storms.
But to deflect blame for GOP policy failures, Texas state leaders and Fox News personalities insist that renewable energy ― and Ocasio-Cortez ― are somehow responsible.
“This is fucking insane,” said Noah. “These guys are so desperate to just let fossil fuels off the hook that they are blaming AOC and the Green New Deal ― which by the way hasn’t even happened yet ― for something that is happening in Texas right now.”
“Conservatives can and will always find a way to blame the bogeyman, AOC,” he added.
Noah then aired a spoof ad for an energy company that converts “the most paranoid rantings” about Ocasio-Cortez into energy that will never run dry.