In case you missed the Bronx Legends episode of the Showtime series Desus and Mero with guest Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, you should watch the opening here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrvr89Z6fEw
As the trio emerges from the subway at Parkchester Station, co-host Desus Nice says, “We are going to start our day as every Bronxite does with a bodega sandwich.” He then asks AOC, “What kind of bodega sandwich do you like to eat?”
“I’m a bacon, egg and cheese,” replies AOC.
Yep, the favorite sandwich of the author of the Green New Deal (GND) is a triple-threat carbon bomb!
Not really, of course, but from the GND perspective, going for a three-way protein stack in one single sandwich with “factory farm” products was a surprising choice.
We also learn that the Congresswoman prefers cheddar, but will settle for American if she has to – presumably made from milk from non-farting cows.
Ironically, it was on the premier of the same show a year earlier that AOC expounded on cow flatulence highlighted in the GND.
As The Hill newspaper reported on 22 February 2019,
“In the deal, what we talk about is … that we need to take a look at factory farming, period. It’s wild,” she told Desus Nice and The Kid Mero.
“And so, it’s not to say you get rid of agriculture. It’s not to say we’re going to force everybody to go vegan or anything crazy like that. But it’s to say, listen, we’ve got to address factory farming. Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Like, let’s keep it real,” she continued.
Presumably, later in the day, off camera, AOC opted for a carbon neutral non-meat dinner option because just as the show’s segment opened with lots of animal protein consumption, it closed with the Congresswoman tucking into a ginormous beefy burrito for lunch, giving her two strikes against her own climate agenda in just two meals.
Oh, and by the way, her big complaint about living in DC? That it is “impossible” to get a good bacon, egg and cheese sandwich. Of course, if she keeps up her climate agenda, DC won’t be the only place where it is impossible to get affordable, nutritious and delicious meat, eggs and cheese.