It seems like everything Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has done since being elected to Congress has been to get attention.
Her charge that President Trump is “racist,” her announcement of a “self-care” break and her dancing videos are among her many stunts.
Most have drawn praise from the left. But Colby Hall at Mediaite reports liberal activist and Hollywood personality Whoopi Goldberg scolded the freshman Congress member after she criticized establishment Democrats.
“You don’t have to be born into it. You don’t have to know it when you step out, but before you start pooping on people and what they’ve done, you got to do something too,” said Goldberg, the stage name for Caryn Elaine Johnson.
Her comment came after an interview broadcast Sunday on “60 Minutes.”
Mediaite said Anderson Cooper asked Ocasio-Cortez “about her previous intentions to support Democratic primary candidates to unseat incumbent Democrats, which the ’60 Minutes’ correspondent and CNN host noted as ‘politically dangerous tactics.'”
Ocasio-Cortez replied: “It’s absolutely risky. It requires risk to try something new, but so we — we know so much of what we’ve tried in the past hasn’t worked, either.”
Many perceived that comment as a shot directly at establishment Democrats, the report said.
Goldberg’s response: “But it is very, very difficult when people make accusations where you say, you know, the Democrats have done nothing, the establishment of the Democrats have done nothing,” Goldberg said. “And I just want to throw this out to you. John Lewis wasn’t sitting still. Dianne Feinstein wasn’t sitting still.
“There are a whole bunch of people in the Democratic Party who have been busting their —es to make sure that women get what they need, people get what they need, children get what they need.”
The actress continued: “So you just got in there and I know you got lots of good ideas, but I would encourage you to sit still for a minute and learn the job. … You don’t have to be born into it. You don’t have to know it when you step out, but before you start pooping on people and what they’ve done, you got to do something too.”
In the few weeks since her election, Ocasio-Cortez has admitted she’s a “radical,” snapped at a ranking Democrat, compared her election to a moon landing, bragged that Democrats want to control the “3 chambers of Congress,” and talking about her “inauguration.”
She’s also threatened to get rid of the Electoral College and flirted with the idea of running for president.