Fox News host Tucker Carlson wondered aloud Thursday why anyone would care what Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) thinks about anything and worried what it means that she has such a prominent voice on the national stage.
Appearing on “Outnumbered,” Carlson responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s recent call that migrants separated under former President Donald Trump should receive reparations. “It’s just interesting to come to a place where a low-IQ race-baiter like that has an important voice in national policy,” he said. “Like, who cares what she thinks?”
Further describing the New York congresswoman as “totally reckless” and an open “racist,” Carlson advised that the key to thinking clearly about the worsening immigration crisis is to discern “what’s best for the United States.”
“Obviously the border policy now is a disaster,” he said. “To be fair, it’s been a disaster for a long time. It doesn’t serve the interest of most Americans. And it won’t because people like that use the magic word, which is ‘racism,’ to cow the rest of the country into submission. She wants to change the population, she wants her party to be more powerful, I get it. But we’re allowing her and people like her to do that because we’re afraid of being called names.”
“Until decent people shed their fear of being smeared by someone whose opinion you really shouldn’t care about, we’re never going to have a rational immigration policy that helps everybody,” said the host.
Carlson also noted that the migrant crisis doesn’t help the countries from which they are fleeing, either. “How does it help Ecuador or El Salvador or Guatemala, or any of the countries from which these people are coming, to have your most ambitious people leave? It’s a disaster for them, too, and for us. It doesn’t help any good person to have this kind of uncontrolled migration into our country.”
“I don’t care what whatever that woman’s name is thinks,” Carlson concluded in reference to Ocasio-Cortez. “And no one should care what she thinks.”
"Who cares what she thinks?! … I don't care whatever that woman's name thinks," Tucker Carlson says about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a woman he has obsessively covered for 2+ years during a minute-long rant specifically aimed at AOC. pic.twitter.com/xwRI52L36u
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Ocasio-Cortez recently opined on the border crisis, claiming it is racist to use the word “surge” to describe the surge of illegal immigrants flooding the border since President Joe Biden’s inauguration. As The Daily Wire reported:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) asserted that referring to the immigration crisis as a “surge” is rooted in white supremacist philosophy.
Ocasio-Cortez commented on the ongoing crisis at the border Tuesday on Instagram. Ocasio-Cortez came under public pressure in recent days to sound off on the issue under the Biden administration after being an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
The New York Democrat avoided explicitly blaming the Biden administration for the crisis, instead asserting that climate change, imperialism, and trade created it.
“People don’t want to have that conversation,” she said, referring to the issues she raised. She went on to claim anyone who refers to a “surge” of illegal migrants is trying to distract from other issues and is using white supremacist talking points.