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Things We Saw Today: Bill Nye the Science Guy Is a Fan of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez smiles through the BS.

It’s no secret that we here at The Mary Sue are big fans of congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And clearly we’re not alone. AOC found another fan at SXSW, where she met up with none other than Bill Nye the Science Guy. AOC and Nye discussed the Green New Deal, which Nye is a huge fan of. It’s not so surprising: Nye is a scientist who has been discussing the effects of climate change for years, and AOC’s ambitious Green New Deal is a landmark piece of legislation. Nye tweeted the following:

Nye tweeted, “AOC gets it. She sees that fear is dividing us. We can address income inequality. We can address climate change, if we get together and get to work. #SXSW @AOC.” AOC responded with similar enthusiasm:

Someone get these two crazy kids a spin-off show already.

(via The Hill, image: Lars Niki/Getty Images for The Athena Film Festival)

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