Trevor Noah on Wednesday tore into the conservatives who have shamelessly tried to pin the blame on power outages in Texas on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her signature policy proposal aimed at tackling the climate crisis, the Green New Deal.
â€œThe Daily Showâ€ host noted how unprepared and poorly-maintained coal, natural gas and nuclear plants were primarily to blame for this weekâ€™s blackouts that have hit millions of Texas during extreme winter storms.
But Texasâ€™ GOP state leaders and personalities on Fox News insist renewable energy â€• and Ocasio-Cortez â€• are somehow responsible.
â€œThis is fucking insane,â€ said Noah. â€œThese 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 hasnâ€™t even happened yet, for something that is happening in Texas right now.â€
â€œConservatives can and will always find a way to blame the bogeyman, AOC,â€ he added. Noah then aired a spoof ad for an energy company that converts â€œthe most paranoid rantingsâ€ about Ocasio-Cortez into energy that will never run dry.