Tucker Carlson called Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “dumb and totally ignorant” on his show Tuesday night.
“In her brief time in the political limelight on what, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said a lot of interesting stuff, here’s one thing she said,” Carlson began.
Carlson then aired a montage of Ocasio-Cortez clips.
“An agency like ICE, which repeatedly and systematically violates human rights does not deserve a dime,” she said. “The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change. This is our World War II. I think there are a lot of people more concerned about being precisely factually, and semantically correct, then about being morally right.” (RELATED: Ocasio-Cortez: Trump Needs To Explain Why ICE Should Still Be Funded)
“So not only dumb and totally ignorant of everything, but utterly self-assured. If there were a clinical exam for self-esteem, she would be in the 100th percentile,” Carlson added. “How do people get like that? Is it our education system? Is a high school? Is it colleges?”
Carlson’s brief segment on Ocasio-Cortez comes less than a week after he interviewed one of her advisers about the Green New Deal, which she introduced.
Robert Hockett, a law professor at Cornell, wrongfully claimed that Carlson was asking him questions from a “doctored document.” Carlson specifically asked him about the economic protections for those “unwilling to work,” but Hockett said that this claim was from a rogue outline of the Green New Deal proposal.
Hockett later admitted to The Daily Caller News Foundation that he was in the wrong.