Fox Information host Tucker Carlson took his sexist attacks against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to a brand new stage on Thursday evening, telling the progressive lawmaker to “get a therapist, honey” over her detailing her worry of getting raped throughout the violent Jan. 6 revolt.
For the reason that day former President Donald Trump incited an enraged mob to storm the U.S Capitol in hopes of stopping Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s electoral victory, Ocasio-Cortez has openly and emotionally discussed her expertise throughout the riot, explaining how scared she was that offended rioters may doubtlessly kill her.
On the identical time, Carlson has relentlessly dismissed and minimized her claims, derisively referring to her as “Sandy”—his favourite mocking nickname for the congresswoman—and suggesting that she’s by no means skilled any actual trauma or hazard. And he was again at it on Thursday.
Throughout a phase during which he criticized lawmakers for defending the police officer who shot and killed Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt—Carlson has helped lead the cost in making Babbitt into a right-wing martyr—Carlson then turned his consideration to Ocasio-Cortez, who lately revealed to CNN that she was afraid she was going to be raped throughout the riot. (The New York lawmaker revealed in February that she is a sexual assault survivor.)
“Sometimes, Sandy Cortez tells us about her ‘lived expertise’ on January sixth,” Carlson groused. “Throughout a latest particular on CNN, Sandy Cortez—does she ever cease speaking about herself, by the way in which?—she defined she wasn’t merely afraid of being murdered by Ashli Babbitt, she was additionally anxious about being raped.”
The Fox Information star then aired a clip of AOC saying that “misogyny” was “deeply rooted” within the assault on the Capitol and that she didn’t suppose she was “simply going to be killed” as a result of there was quite a lot of “sexualizing” of the violence that day.
“‘Sexualizing?’ Get a therapist, honey,” Carlson sneered. “That is loopy.”
Addressing Ocasio-Cortez by the display, he went on to say that the rioters “have been mad as a result of they thought the election wasn’t honest,” including that “you might disagree with that, but it surely wasn’t about you, shock, shock!”
He continued to ridicule Ocasio-Cortez saying that the violence had been sexualized whereas mockingly mimicking the progressive lawmaker. “I used to be going to be raped by Ashli Babbitt,” he snarked.
“Think about this was mentioned by a Republican about BLM rioters—throughout the nation, Kenosha, Inexperienced Bay, Wisconsin! What would occur if some Karen mentioned that?” Carlson continued. “Sexualized violence… May you think about? You would go to jail for that. However Sandy Cortez may say that as a result of the individuals rioting on Jan. 6 had the fallacious political opinions.”
Whereas Carlson has repeatedly trivialized Ocasio-Cortez’s seemingly real fears whereas concurrently infantilizing her and tossing sexist jabs her means, he has had no issues presenting himself as a sufferer.
Carlson, as an example, claimed again in 2018 that antifa protesters threatened his household’s life and left a big crack in his entrance door after almost breaking it down. Police and native media, nevertheless, found no evidence of any visible damage to the door. In latest weeks, Carlson was confronted by a Montana man in a fishing store, who calmly informed him he was “the worst human being” on the planet.
Fox Information, in the meantime, reacted to the confrontation by saying “ambushing” Carlson was “completely inexcusable” and “no public determine must be accosted no matter their political persuasion or beliefs merely as a result of intolerance of one other standpoint.”