Ricketts fires back at AOC, says she doesn't care about Nebraska
Ricketts fires back at AOC, says she doesn’t care about Nebraska
AOC called Ricketts "racist" on Twitter, he responded that she doesn't care about Nebraskans
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- On Tuesday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) called Governor Pete Ricketts racist in a tweet responding to comments he made in his press briefing Monday morning regarding undocumented workers receiving vaccines.
Ricketts was asked about illegal immigrants–specifically, those working in meatpacking plants–getting the vaccine.
“You’re supposed to be a legal resident of the country to be able to be working in those plants so I do not expect that illegal residents will be part of the vaccine with that program,” Ricketts said.
“AOC is someone who does not care about Nebraska. There have been far-left Democrat activists who have been tweeting out fake news and she just picked up this fake news and tweeted out without finding out what the facts of the ground are, what our vaccine plan is. AOC is someone who wants to have open borders, socialism, she’s the one who promoted the new green deal that would destroy the cattle industry in Nebraska.
Shortly after Ricketts’ comments about AOC, she responded on Twitter, saying she cares more about Nebraskans than our Governor does.
Ricketts only response on Twitter was the clip (above) of him saying that Representative Ocasio-Cortez does not care about Nebraska and that she wants socialism.