Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she is considering getting rid of her Tesla, with the remark coming after a frosty Twitter exchange with Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
The New York Democrat, who championed the "Green New Deal" to combat climate change and renew the economy, told Bloombergthat she wanted an electric vehicle made by a company that allowed employees to unionize.
"He's a billionaire. I could care less what he thinks," Ocasio-Cortez told the outlet.
She said that back in 2020 she bought a Tesla Model 3 to commute between her Bronx and Queens district and Washington, DC.
"At the time, it was the only EV that could get me from New York to Washington on like one, or one-and-a-half charges," she said. "I would love to switch."
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in late April: "Tired of having to collectively stress about what explosion of hate crimes is happening bc some billionaire with an ego problem unilaterally controls a massive communication platform."
"Stop hitting on me, I'm really shy," Musk responded.
Ocasio-Cortez initially said she was referring to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, but later deleted the tweet. She then reposted a screenshot of the exchange, adding: "Like I said, ego problems." Read the FULL story HERE.
By Tom Porter | Business Insider