REPORT: FACT CHECK: Ocasio-Cortez Claims Every Dem Candidate For President Supports Her Green New Deal


Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed Saturday that “every Democratic presidential candidate” has co-sponsored her Green New Deal.

Verdict: False – While nearly all congressional Democrats running for president in 2020 have co-sponsored the Green New Deal, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has not. Outside of Congress, not all Democratic candidates have expressed support for the plan either.

The article goes on to state the following:

Ocasio-Cortez also claimed Saturday that the resolution had 84 co-sponsors in the House now, a statistic she may have gotten from the environmental advocacy group Sunrise Movement. According to congressional records, the Green New Deal currently has 68 House co-sponsors. Ocasio-Cortez’s office did not respond to a request for comment, and Sunrise Movement insisted its figure is correct without providing any additional details.

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