Kellyanne Conway takes on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez saying socialist Democrat ‘doesn’t seem to know much about anything’ over attack on John Kelly
- White House counselor Kellyanne Conway slammed incoming Democratic lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for an attack on chief of staff John Kelly
- She was responding to Ocasio-Cortez accusing Kelly of ‘cowardice’
- Ocasio-Cortez is calling on Kelly to apologize to Rep. Frederica Wilson for an attack on her that proved to be false
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway slammed incoming Democratic lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday, calling her ‘this 29-year-old congresswoman who doesn’t seem to know much about anything.’
Her put down of the progressive star, who became a national figure when she beat New York Rep. Joe Crowley in their primary campaign, comes a day after Ocasio-Cortez accused outgoing White House Chief of Staff John Kelly of ‘cowardice.’
Conway began with a defense of Kelly before she turned her fury on Ocasio-Cortez.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway slammed incoming Democratic lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
She was reacting to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accusing John Kelly of ‘cowardice’
‘He is in his fifth decade of public service and this country owes him a debt of gratitude, not the nonsense that’s been spewed about him even recently from the left and from this 29-year-old congresswoman who doesn’t seem to know much about anything when you ask her basic concepts about the economy, the Middle East, military funding, really embarrassing,’ she said on ‘Fox & Friends.’
‘And for her to even use a slur against him yesterday and I won’t repeat of name of the slur but let me stand up for General John Kelly, he’s done a magnificent job for this country for almost 50 years and that includes here at the White House as our chief of staff for about a year and a half,’ Conway added.
Ocasio-Cortez on Monday said Kelly should apologize to Rep. Frederica Wilson, who, in remarks at the White House, he called an ’empty barrel’ and accused her of grandstanding at a Florida event by taking credit for securing federal funding for a new building.
His attack proved to be inaccurate.
‘John Kelly was straight up exposed for lying about @RepWilson in comments aimed at discrediting her,’ she wrote on Twitter on Monday. ‘He absolutely owes her an apology, and his refusal to do so isn’t a sign of strength – it’s cowardice.’
In October, after Kelly made his remarks, Wilson was the subject of multiple threats and was unable to cast votes in Congress for a week.
Video of the event showed that Kelly’s attack on Wilson was wrong. Instead, Wilson had talked about her bill that helped fast-track the naming of the building after two slain FBI agents.
Critics have leaped on several misstatements from the incoming lawmaker.
In a July, Ocasio-Cortez called Israel’s presence in the West Bank, a Palestinian territory, as an ‘occupation.’ She later walked back the comment.
Ocasio-Cortez is calling on Kelly to apologize to Rep. Frederica Wilson for an attack on her that proved to be false
Kellyanne Conway praised the outgoing chief of staff’s service to the nation
In November, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin slammed Ocasio-Cortez when the incoming congresswoman said there were three chambers of Congress (there are two: the House and the Senate).
She tried to correct herself.
‘If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress – Uh, rather, all three chambers of government: the presidency, the Senate, and the House,’ Ocasio-Cortez said.
But her correction was incorrect: the three chambers are government are the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court.