Omar: ‘The double standard in that is that, that guy, never gets in trouble for all of the boo-boo words he uses…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., continues to defend her radical leftist colleagues, including Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s, D-Mich., profane vow to impeach Donald Trump, which created a wave of backlash from both Republicans and Democrats last month.
“Rashida got into a little bit of trouble for saying a boo-boo word,” Ocasio-Cortez said on an episode of Showtime’s “Desus & Mero.” “I hit up Rashida, I sent her a text, and I was like, ‘Don’t worry about it, I mean who cares.’ And she was like ‘Yeah, I’m from Detroit, back there that’s just what we call, ‘That guy.’”
Tlaib appeared in a video shortly after being sworn into Congress telling supporters she would “impeach the motherf—er.”
Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who also appeared on the show, said the outrage Tlaib received was unnecessary.
“The double standard in that is that, that guy, never gets in trouble for all of the boo-boo words he uses,” Omar said, referring to Trump.
Ocasio-Cortez had rushed to defend Tlaib immediately after Tlaib’s comments went viral, blaming the GOP for criticizing her.
Republican hypocrisy at its finest: saying that Trump admitting to sexual assault on tape is just “locker room talk,” but scandalizing themselves into faux-outrage when my sis says a curse word in a bar.
GOP lost entitlement to policing women’s behavior a long time ago.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 5, 2019
“I got your back,” Ocasio-Cortez added in a tweet to Tlaib. “The Bronx and Detroit ride together.”
Omar, who has faced heavy criticism for her own controversial, anti-Semitic comments, told “Desus & Mero” that the continued backlash is due to a “lack of courage.”
“I think we have a beef with almost anyone here because there’s a lack of courage,” she said. “It seems like we’re all radical because we deeply care about the people we represent and we want to throw down for them.”