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    Graham Mocks Ocasio-Cortez for Claiming World Will End in 12 Years

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    Senator Lindsey Graham and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez engaged in a heated argument on Twitter over the government shutdown and the definition of what constitutes a “new low” for American politics.

    The confrontation began with Graham’s statement on Twitter dismissing Pelosi for cancelling Trump’s State of the Union address until the government shutdown ends. Graham slammed Pelosi for meddling with “an important piece of [US] history and government,” calling the new tactics “absurd, petty, and shameful” and “a new low” in American politics.

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    Ocasio-Cortez was quick to respond. She tweeted that Graham, in turn, had failed to hold Trump accountable for the government shutdown and other controversial decisions.

    Graham responded by a reference to Ocasio-Cortez’ recent comment that the world is going to end in twelve years due to climate change and global warming. “Let’s bury the hatchet and enjoy the next 12 years because they are going to be our last, right?” he wrote.

    ​The beef came in the midst of the ongoing confrontation between Trump and congressional Democrats over funding for southern border security, which resulted in the longest shutdown in US history. On Friday Trump announced that he and the Democrats had reached a temporary deal to reopen the US federal government until 15 February in order to hold talks on getting a final border security agreement.


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