Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Friday night that an explosion at a Philadelphia oil refinery was due to climate change, arguing that the incident underscores the urgency of her Green New Deal.
A vat of butane ignited and eventually exploded around 4:00 AM Friday at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex, followed by a series of smaller explosions as the fire worked its way through a mass of pipes carrying fuel across the complex.
— Action News on 6abc (@6abc) June 21, 2019
From Pennsylvania to New Jersey, there were reports of homes shaking after an explosion at an oil refinery complex in Philadelphia https://t.co/T0PIHAAaAg
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 21, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used that story to pivot so fast and awkwardly to one of her pet issues that it’s amazing nobody got whiplash from this tweet:
This was Philadelphia after an oil refinery exploded this morning.
So… what’s that about how climate change isn’t an existential crisis that will disproportionately impact working class people & burn its way up?
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 22, 2019
Well that’s… something:
Alexa, what’s a non sequitur?
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) June 22, 2019
What does this even mean? https://t.co/sc7xwXhavd
— The Metal Life🌟🌟🌟🤘🇺🇸🇺🇸🤘 (@TheronMcGrew) June 22, 2019
Frankly, we’re not totally sure, but that question could be asked after most of AOC’s tweets.
— Tom Nelson (@tan123) June 22, 2019
Dafuq does climate have to do with this explosion? lol https://t.co/2qZLkjy6SF
— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) June 22, 2019
Huh? Wut? https://t.co/BDQUPCuvbN
— Nieds Dead Horse (@NDH_j_m_f) June 22, 2019
*face palm* way to go New York. NAILED IT. https://t.co/qgSni6JEIg
— Matt Frey (@Biggiefrey13) June 22, 2019
Just when I thought she reached the Pinnacle of incoherent thought… https://t.co/9QL4Uin2nH
— Jake Porter (@jakeaporter) June 22, 2019
Gas and oil are flammable and that’s because of Climate Change?
— Snako (@wakosnako) June 22, 2019
Oil refinery exploded because of…. Climate change… 🙈🙈🙈 https://t.co/PH8aPhjDoT
— Fraz (@Fraz__K) June 22, 2019
Global warming caused the refinery explosion?
Is there nothing it can’t do? https://t.co/zLrtRRZHOh
— Populo Iratus (@cmahar3) June 22, 2019