Trevor Noah on Wednesday ripped apart Conservatives who shamelessly tried to blame the Texas power outages on Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) and her proposed signing policy to tackle the climate crisis, the Green New Deal.
The host of “The Daily Show” noted how poorly prepared and poorly maintained coal, natural gas and nuclear power plants were primarily to blame for this week’s power outages that hit millions in Texas. during extreme winter storms.
But Texas state leaders and Fox News figures insist renewables – and Ocasio-Cortez – are somehow to blame.
“This is crazy,” Noah said. “These guys are so desperate to just let fossil fuels take care of themselves, that they blame AOC and the Green New Deal, which by the way hasn’t even happened yet, for something that’s happening in Texas right now.” .
“The Conservatives can and always will find a way to blame the scarecrow, AOC,” he added. Noah then ran a parody ad for an energy company that converts “the most paranoid rants” on Ocasio-Cortez into energy that will never run dry.