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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's radical tax plan gains an unlikely ally: Ann Coulter

Conservatives spent Friday morning ripping Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-N.Y.) proposed income tax on the super rich. But one of them still has her back.

In a 60 Minutes interview set to air Sunday, the freshman Democrat told Anderson Cooper her Green New Deal could be funded with a 70 percent income tax on $10 million annual earners. But while The Daily Wire's Ben Shapiro went so far as to call her "bats--t insane," conservative author Ann Coulter tweeted support for the idea — with a slight twist.

Ocasio-Cortez proposed the Green New Deal just after she was elected, broadly proposing to combat climate change by building clean-energy infrastructure. She's since looked at the "progressive tax rate system" of the 1960s, where top earners saw "tax rates as high as 60 or 70 percent," to fund the plan, she said on 60 Minutes. Dozens of House Democrats have said they'd support the deal, but it has yet to gain complete mainstream support.