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Tucker Carlson Slams Ocasio-Cortez: ‘She Still Thinks the Immigration Question Boils Down to Racism’

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Self-described Democrat socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) (shown above with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio) shared an Instagram video of herself on Wednesday drinking wine, sitting on the floor, and putting furniture together while claiming that getting her Green New Deal passed is similar to the struggles of World War II and the Great Depression.

She also blasted the Right on immigration.

On Thursday night, Tucker Carlson played excerpts of her video and called her out.

The Fox News host said AOC is ignorant when it comes to discussing immigration — and that if Democrats are ever going to be taken seriously again, they are going to have to move past letting her steer the conversation within their party.

“If there’s at least one person that knows even less than your average cable news anchor, she’s a new member of Congress, the loudest one,” Carlson said, referencing Ocasio-Cortez.

“She still thinks the whole immigration question boils down to racism. If you are for borders, you are a racist, period.”

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Carlson then played the first portion of her Instagram video, in which she said that despite critics who pounce on any misstep she makes, “at least I’m not trying to cage children on the border and inject them with drugs.”

Carlson responded:

Like a lot of narcissistic children, Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t believe in honest disagreement. Everything’s a moral question. If you agree with her, you are virtuous. If you don’t, you are a monster. There can be no compromise.

If you are on the side of good, which is Ocasio-Cortez’s side, of course, you have endless leeway. You don’t have to know what you are talking about. You can wade half-cocked into the country’s most important debates, prove yourself an idiot, and as she just put it, move on.

No problem.

But if you’re on the side of evil, the other side, watch out. There is no mercy for you. There is no forgiveness. Nothing about you is good. None of your motives are pure. You exist only to hurt and destroy.

Carlson added, “You are like a demon in a horror film.”

The next clip he played addressed Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that the only reason Republicans “hate” her is because she confronts their “lack of moral grounding” — and that Republicans “act like that girl in ‘The Exorcist’ that’s, like, vomiting pea soup. That’s like them and negativity.”

“Negativity. That’s what the activist Left now calls disagreement,” replied Carlson. “They’re not interested at all in what anyone outside their tiny little world has to say.”

Carlson continued:

Every day you see Democratic presidential candidates endorsing some new policy that has pretty much zero public support, but sounds like something woke baristas in Brooklyn would be excited about: banning ICE, ignoring federal immigration law, giving amnesty to millions. Decriminalizing illegal border crossings, which is to say: totally open borders. Anyone can come. When they get here, give them free stuff.

Nobody really wants any of this. Even most of the people saying it know it wouldn’t work. The public would revolt if they tried it. If half of Guatemala moved here tomorrow, it wouldn’t help anyone.

This is all fantasy. Countries have borders. That’s what makes them countries.

Tucker Carlson finished by saying (emphasis added), “Someday the AOC moment will pass. It’s too stupid to continue.

“Too stupid,” indeed. But since we’re talking about the Democrats, will her moment really ever come to pass?

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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