Ocasio-Cortez invokes Bible in response to White House on climate change
By Owen Daugherty - 01/23/19 06:23 PM EST
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y) on Wednesday responded to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders telling her to leave climate change up to a â€œmuch higher authorityâ€ by invoking the Bible.
While not quoting specific verses, the freshman lawmaker invoked scripture in defense of her impassioned pleas to address climate change.
â€œGenesis 1: God looked on the world & called it good not once, not twice, but seven times,â€ she tweeted. â€œGenesis 2: God commands all people to 'serve and protect' creation.â€
"Leviticus: God mandates that not only the people, but the land that sustains them, shall be respected," she added.
â€œYou shouldnâ€™t need a Bible to tell you to protect our planet, but it does anyway," she wrote in a follow-up tweet.