Fox host says GOP "alternative" to Green New Deal should be to "encourage fossil fuel production"
Video ››› ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF
From the March 11 edition of Fox Business' Mornings with Maria Bartiromo:
Loading the player reg...
JASON NICHOLS (DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST): Having Medicare, having health care for people, having a clean environment, those can exist within a capitalist framework, and I think we also don't have to be scared of socialism.
LEE CARTER (POLLSTER): One of the things that is interesting to me about Ocasio-Cortez is that a lot of people are dismissive of her or saying she needs to read up. Except, underneath all of this, there's a movement right? And we're seeing -- if you look at the polling right now, Bernie Sanders is right up there with -- the most recent polling, he's right up there with Joe Biden. Ocasio-Cortez, her policies are capturing the hearts and minds of a lot of young people, a lot of voters out there. And so, I don't think that we can just be dismissive of them and say, "She's got to read up," or say that they're totally and factually incorrect. I think we have to have alternatives, and the strategies that she's using --
DAGEN MCDOWELL (FOX BUSINESS HOST): Well, the alternative is to basically encourage fossil fuel production in this country of natural gas and gasoline because, you know what? It's inexpensive, and it helps the poorest of the poor by keeping those costs low, and it creates literally millions of jobs in this country. And, with natural gas, it has reduced emissions out of power plants in this country. So that's why we focus on the specifics.