'There it is': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets energy exec to admit his efforts to influence Congress
Sen. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City, a major proponent of green energy, has been arguing that the fossil fuel industry has way too much influence on lawmakers — and she found evidence of that influence when questioning ExxonMobile CEO Darren Woods during a recent hearing.
Referring to the Build Back Better Act of 2021, Ocasio-Cortez asked Woods, "Have you participated in any calls with members of Congress throughout this process of reconciliation and infrastructure?" — to which Woods responded, "I have."
AOC: Have you participated in any calls with members of Congress throughout this process of reconciliation and infrastructure? \nExxonMobil CEO: I havepic.twitter.com/vL5Tr8AjRu— Acyn (@Acyn) 1635447796
Following the hearing, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted:
And there it is.https://twitter.com/antoniajuhasz/status/1453796702364839948\u00a0\u2026— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1635447321
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