Ocasio-Cortez invited to tour Ky. coal mines

March 29, 2019 GMT

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Republican Kentucky congressman Andy Barr has invited Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to “go underground” to meet coal miners in his state.

Ocasio-Cortez responded that she’d “be happy” to tour a coal mine.

Barr has championed the coal industry while Ocasio-Cortez’s signature Green New Deal aims to tackle climate change by moving away from fossil fuels, such as oil and coal, and replacing them with renewable sources, such as wind and solar power.