Conservative commentator Meghan McCain and reality television star Bobby Berk got in a heated exchange on Twitter this week over the arguments McCain made against the progressive Green New Deal. 

"Today, u @MeghanMcCain were everything wrong w/journalism. Presented w/the fact that u were quoting incorrect data abt the #GreenNewDeal u continued 2 say it," Berk, a star of the popular Netflix series "Queer Eye," wrote on Twitter. "Why perpetuate the #fakenews problem we have in this country?"

Berk was referring to arguments McCain made against the liberal resolution while speaking with Washington governor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee on "The View." Among other things, McCain argued that the Green New Deal “would cost $93 trillion or, to every person in this room, $600,000 for each of your households.”


“We’re talking about $51 trillion, the elimination of planes, the elimination of cows, a railway, no planes. I guess nobody can go to Hawaii anymore,” she said.

Inslee, who has vowed to place climate change at the heart of his 2020 campaign, dismissed McCain's arguments, saying that those things sound irrational because they are what President TrumpDonald John TrumpMichael Flynn transcripts reveal plenty except crime or collusion 50 people arrested in Minneapolis as hundreds more National Guard troops deployed Missouri state lawmaker sparks backlash by tweeting 'looters deserve to be shot' MORE has claimed. He also said that people would not incur costs of $600,000 from the nonbinding legislation. 

"Let's get this straight: That is not what's proposed in the Green New Deal," he said. 

McCain explained her position in a tweet to Berk on Wednesday, saying that her intentions are to reflect a conservative point of view on the daily talk show. 

"Instead of getting in a snark fight on twitter, I welcome any opportunity to discuss with you why I think the green new deal is illogical and dangerous in person," she said. 

Berk hit back that "blatant lies are not a point of view honey!"

"[They] are just a way to rile the base just like Trump does," he said. "I used to have a lot of respect for you and not lump you on with the likes of him, but you were literally repeating his lies and are becoming no better." 

"That is not what I was doing, I was pointing out the financial implications an average American would feel if the green new deal were enacted - but clearly I won't be changing your mind," McCain replied. "I also guess I won't be watching queer eye anymore."

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe battle of two Cubas An affordable zero-emissions grid needs new nuclear Recovery First: The American comeback shouldn't hinge on warmed-over policy agendas MORE (D-N.Y) and Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyBipartisan senators call for investigation of TikTok's child privacy policies OVERNIGHT ENERGY: New documents show EPA rolled back mileage standards despite staff, WH concerns | Land management bureau grants 75 royalty rate cuts for oil and gas | EPA employees allege leadership interference with science in watchdog survey EPA's Wheeler grilled by Democrats over environmental rollbacks amid COVID-19 MORE (D-Mass.) introduced the Green New Deal resolution last month. The policy calls for the government to make sweeping reforms to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and create sustainable jobs.  

The legislation has been hailed by progressives as a bold plan to combat the consequences of climate change. Republicans have largely criticized the measure, pointing to its high costs. 

Ocasio-Cortez last month acknowledged that her office sent out some materials explaining the resolution that included language about eliminating cow farts and reducing air travel. The proposal submitted to Congress does not include those provisions.