Gov. Michael Dunleavy, who has made a splash on the national stage with his staunchly pro-Alaskan, pro-business, pro-small-government stances, exchanged pleasantries on Twitter today with the angel of the apocalypse, none other than Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, better known as AOC.
Dunleavy, who the Anchorage Daily News describes as never traveling or talking to the media, waded into the Twitter sewer and called out AOC on her Green New Deal by saying it would impact civilization as we know it.
Oil would disappear . Gas would disappear. Coal would disappear. Alaska’s population would plummet, Dunleavy said.
“Yeah, that’s kind of the point,” AOC responded on Twitter.
Dunleavy wrote: “Your Green New Deal would destroy Alaska’s economy. I invite you to visit Alaska, and I can personally show you how we responsibly develop America’s natural resources better than anyone. You’re welcome anytime.”
The exchange prompted the usual snark-filled exchanges between lefties and righties on Twitter, a place that has not always been welcoming to conservatives.
Dunleavy has been a rising star on the national conservative scene and was spotted in Washington, D.C. this week, where he appeared on Bloomberg TV News, describing the Permanent Fund dividend, the state budget, and his views on the attempt to recall him: