Tucker Carlson mocks AOC for fearing for her life during Capitol riots: 'Sandy’s heart is still beating fast'
Carlson also accused the congresswoman of hypocrisy for thanking the police officers who protected her and her fellow members present in the federal building at the time
Fox News host Tucker Carlson mocked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on his show on Thursday, January 14, after the congresswoman said she thought she was "going to die" during the Capitol attack by a pro-Trump mob last week. On his show, Carlson also accused the congresswoman of hypocrisy for thanking the police officers who protected her and her fellow members present in the federal building at the time. He said that being among the “dumbest and most narcissist” in Congress, AOC couldn’t grasp her own hypocrisy for both supporting the “defund the police” movement when she chose to praise the officers who stood up to the rioters. “Suddenly, let us know if this sounds familiar, a convicted felon dying of a drug overdose was a national crisis as from any national crisis you have got to make some sacrifices,” he said, alluding to the death of George Floyd, who died while being arrested when a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
“And guess what? Every one of your sacrifices is going to make vacuous little totalitarians morons like Sandy Cortez more powerful, that’s how national crises work. Something bad has happened, therefore you have to hand the worst people in the world the keys to your life,” Carlson said. “As if you needed more evidence that it’s all about what’s good for Sandy Cortez and her friends and not about what’s good for you, because nobody cares about that. Watch her new position, her revised position on defunding the police. This is from the other day.”
In a live stream Instagram clip, posted by AOC on Tuesday, January 12, and played by Carlson on his show, the congresswoman said that during the siege she feared that some of her Republican colleagues who knew where she was hiding “would create opportunities to allow me to be hurt, kidnapped.” She also said she “had a very close encounter” with someone but she couldn’t elaborate on the same for security reasons. “I can tell you that I had a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die,” she said. “I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive.”
Carlson scoffed at AOC's comments. “Narrowly escaped death!” he yelled. “When the most harrowing thing in life is pass freshman sociology at Boston University, every day is a brand new drama. Sandy’s heart is still beating fast. But she likes the cops now, despite the fact they’re white supremacists. What a difference a day makes.”
AOC also took to Twitter to slam the fact that Massachusetts representative Ayanna Pressley's chief-of-staff, Sarah Groh, told the Boston Globe that when she went looking for gas masks and panic buttons during the siege she made a disturbing discovery that “every panic button in my office had been torn out — the whole unit.”
“Even if one assumes this as some totally innocent oversight, how does the department responsible remove ALL the panic buttons from a highly visible member’s office and NOT inform that member or their staff?” AOC tweeted. A Pressley spokesperson told The Cut said these buttons are “regularly tested and maintained,” and that the issue is currently under investigation.
Even if one assumes this as some totally innocent oversight, how does the department responsible remove ALL the panic buttons from a highly visible member’s office and NOT inform that member or their staff? https://t.co/yH0uBKJv5P— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 13, 2021