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‘The Greatest Gift To Republicans’: Abby Huntsman Wants Democrats To Keep Focus On Ocasio-Cortez

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

Abby Huntsman referred to Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as “the greatest gift to Republicans” on Monday and suggested that the Democrats make her their official spokeswoman.

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Huntsman was responding on ABC’s “The View” to comments made by the freshman congresswoman during an appearance at South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin over the weekend, wherein Ocasio-Cortez attacked moderates within her own party.

Joy Behar first noted that what Ocasio-Cortez was saying made sense to her, but Huntsman was quick to challenge her. “That sounds a lot like Trump to me,” she said. “That sounds a lot like Trump but on the left. I think we need more of what Bill Clinton did in the ’90s, working with moderate Republicans.”

Behar was not convinced and went on to claim that Ocasio-Cortez sounded “like a college professor” espousing a philosophy. (RELATED: Joy Behar Tries To Call Trump ‘Soft’ On Russia — Abby Huntsman Makes Her Regret It)

Huntsman went on to highlight another comment from SXSW in which Ocasio-Cortez claimed that “where we are” as Americans is “ten percent away from garbage.”

Referencing a World War II veteran who recently visited the show, Huntsman went on, “Do you think he feels that this country is ten percent away from garbage? I think the Democratic Party should make her their spokesperson, they should use her ideas as their platform. She is the greatest gift to Republicans.”

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