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There is no doubt among conservatives freshman lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is no stranger to playing the race card.
In a fiery segment, Tucker Carlson rips the left’s media sensation as “Unapologetically a Bigot,” arguing Ocasio-Cortez’s “darker side” is using race and sex to divide.
Last week, the Washington Times reported Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put a racial spin Wednesday on climate change and hurricanes, attributing emissions from “predominantly white” corporations and communities for juicing recent storms that cost “predominantly black and brown lives” in Louisiana and Puerto Rico.
Even as House Republicans argued that cheap electricity from fossil fuels has helped lift more than a billion people out of poverty around the world, the New York Democrat asked a witness about whether “the Global South and communities of color” bear the brunt of climate “havoc.”
“[T]he people that are producing climate change, the folks that are responsible for the largest amount of emissions, or communities, or corporations, they tend to be predominantly white, correct?” she asked at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on civil rights and civil liberties.
Townhall reports Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Wednesday praised Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for being the youngest member of Congress and, in some ways, one of the most powerful politicians in Washington. Her youth, in combination with her progressive ideals, have made her popular amongst Millennials.
“She’s impressive in a lot of ways. Even if you disagree with her, you have to admit that. She is legitimately tough for one thing, a prerequisite for politics and life. And she’s the only Democrat in the House who is totally unintimidated by Nancy Pelosi,” the Fox News host said. “Unlike most members of Congress, Ocasio-Cortez actually believes what she says.”
“There is a darker side to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and it has nothing to do with the Green New Deal. She is unapologetically a bigot, someone who attacks others for how they were born,” he explained. “There is nothing legitimate about that. You can’t debate bigotry, it is pure poison. It is terrifying to think that someone who spews open racism has become a role model for the young people, but that is exactly what is happening.”
Carlson reminded the audience that during her campaign for Congress, Ocasio-Cortez said incumbent Joe Crowley (D) didn’t deserve to be in Congress because he is white.
“By Election Day the opponent was literally apologizing for his own skin color,” he said. When Crowley said AOC was playing the race card, she didn’t deny it. In fact, she confirmed that the election was about race. And that’s what’s wrong with the entire ordeal.
“Not so long ago a campaign like that would have been considered deeply immoral. The press would have hounded Ocasio-Cortez until she apologized or dropped out but not anymore. The ruling class no longer recognizes universal standards of any kind,” Carlson said. “Racism, they’ve decided cuts only one way so they ignored Ocasio-Cortez’s race baiting and she got elected. Over time, like any untreated virus, her bigotry grew more inflamed.”