“The Fox News personality ridiculed the New York Democrat for saying she feared for her life during the U.S. Capitol riot.“
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson faced backlash and accusations of hypocrisy on Thursday after he mocked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for saying she feared for her life during last week’s U.S. Capitol riot.
Critics described Carlson’s vitriolic monologue— in which he called Ocasio-Cortez dumb, narcissistic and “the Kim Kardashian of Congress” — as “vile and vicious.”
Ocasio-Cortez said on Instagram live this week that “it was not an exaggeration to say that many members of the House were nearly assassinated” in the violence incited by Donald Trump, for which the outgoing president was impeached days later.
The Fox News personality fearmongered about “vacuous little totalitarian morons” like Ocasio-Cortez wielding power. He also criticized the New York Democrat for thanking the police officers who protected Congress during the riot while at the same time supporting the call to “defund the police.”