Both Parties Throw Ocasio-Cortez Under The Bus

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On Tuesday (March 21), Kayleigh McEnany, a co-host for Fox News’s “Outnumbered,” responded to Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (N.Y) complaints about lies in politics.

Ocasio-Cortez took offense to criticism aimed at military recruitment at the “student services fair” she co-hosted alongside fellow Democratic Lawmaker Rep. Adriano Espaillat (N.Y) on Monday (March 20).

The fair was aimed at connecting high schoolers in the Bronx with service academies.

Progressives quickly called out the presence of military branch representatives at the event, accusing Ocasio-Cortez of hosting a fair to recruit high schoolers to the military.

Ocasio-Cortez responded to these critics, a response that McEnany referenced in her appearance on “Jesse Waters Primetime.”

McEnany pointed out that her favorite quote from Ocasio-Cortez’s response to a call out from her own progressive compatriots was that rumors and lies are “just not a right-wing thing.”

McEnany explained that while Ocasio-Cortez’s statements about lies and rumors being a “right-thing wing” was interesting, the key takeaways from the story were that the New York Democrat had been attacked by her progressive base and that this progressive base viewed recruiting young people to military service as a bad thing.

McEnany highlighted that this wasn’t the first time Ocasio-Cortez had earned the ire of her base. Instead, the Fox News host recalled that the New York Democrat has been shouted at by “protesters… over her Ukraine support and sending funding over there,” adding that after Monday’s event, progressives were “calling her a ‘warmonger.'”

McEnany also emphasized that AOC viewed being recruited by “West Point and the Naval Academy in Annapolis” as “bad,” saying being accused of doing that was “like a curse” to the New York Democrat.