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New U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) awaits the start of the 116th Congress at the Capitol on Jan. 3.

SALT LAKE CITY — New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just went to Twitter war with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders — and she used a Bible verse in doing so.

Sanders, who is a devout Christian, said the U.S. government should let God decide on environmental protections.

  • "I don't think we're going to listen to her on much of anything, particularly not on matters that we're going to leave into the hands of a much, much higher authority," Sanders said on Sean Hannity's Fox News show Tuesday night, according to Raw Story.
  • She said the fate of the planet should be left in "the hands of something and someone much more powerful than any of us," a clear reference to God, according to Business Insider.

Ocasio-Cortez, who was raised Catholic, shared a story of Sanders’ comments on Twitter. She added a Bible verse for good measure.

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  • "'Genesis 1: God looked on the world & called it good not once, not twice, but seven times. Genesis 2: God commands all people to "serve and protect" creation. Leviticus: God mandates that not only the people, but the land that sustains them, shall be respected,'" Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

She added, "You shouldn't need a Bible to tell you to protect our planet, but it does anyway."

Headlines: Sanders made headlines this week after President Donald Trump tweeted that Sanders doesn’t appear at press briefings anymore because of inaccurate media portrayals of the White House, according to my report for the Deseret News.