Fox News host Tucker Carlson unloaded on U.S. Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “revised position” on defunding the police.
The host of Tucker Carlson Tonight called out the New York Democrat for her hypocrisy and mocked her recent Instagram video in which she recounted how she and her colleagues in Congress “narrowly escaped death” last week when protests turned violent at the U.S. Capitol.
Carlson lashed out at the “Kim Kardashian of Congress” during his monologue on Thursday in which he asserted that what happened last week “is being used to justify the most sweeping crackdown on civil liberties and free speech in the history of this country.”
Recounting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last year, which sparked months of violent riots and protests, Carlson contended that the “usual frauds and demagogues leveraged that moment to change this country forever,” using “hysteria to subdue the population and crush anyone who dared to ask questions.”
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“Meanwhile, and this was the point all along, a small number of genuinely radical haters and nihilists have stepped into the void where our national conversation used to be, and taken total control of the floor. They say things that virtually no one in this country actually agrees with, but since no one else is allowed to talk, they have a monopoly on what we do next,” Carlson said, pointing to Ocasio-Cortez as the “dumbest and most narcissist of all of them.”
He called attention to the congresswoman’s previous calls to defund the police in the wake of last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests.
“So suddenly, and let us know if this sounds familiar, a convicted felon dying of a drug overdose was a national crisis. As in any national crisis, you’ve got to make some sacrifices,” Carlson said.
“And guess what? Every one of your sacrifices is going to make vacuous little totalitarian morons like Sandy Cortez more powerful, that’s how national crises work. Something bad has happened, therefore you’ve got to hand the worst people in the world the keys to your life,” he said.
“As if you needed more evidence that it’s all about what’s good for Sandy Cortez and her friends, and not about what’s good for you – because nobody cares about that – watch her new position, her revised position on defunding the police,” the Fox News host said, playing a clip from Ocasio-Cortez’s video in which she praised “heroic” Capitol Police for their actions last week.
“I can tell you that I had a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die,” she told her Instagram followers. “I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive.”
The Democrat actually shared that she was not comfortable when told to shelter with colleagues during the event because “there were QAnon and white-supremacist sympathizers and, frankly, white-supremacist members of Congress in that extraction point who I know and who I have felt would disclose my location and would create opportunities to allow me to be hurt, kidnapped, et cetera.”
“So I didn’t even feel safe around other members of Congress,” she said.
“Many of us nearly narrowly escaped death. There were members of Capitol Police who were quite heroic, you know, we have many officers…Also, black and brown officers that were confronting white supremacists and putting themselves, not just to protect members, but they put themselves in harm’s way,” Ocasio-Cortez added.
“Narrowly escaped death!” Carlson mocked.
“When the most harrowing thing you’ve done in life is pass freshman sociology at Boston University, every day is a brand new drama. Sandy’s heart is still beating fast,” he said, pointing out the hypocrisy.
“But she likes the cops now, despite the fact they’re white supremacists,” he added. “What a difference a day makes.”
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