Fox News’ Laura Ingraham had Harmeet Dhillon, the Republican National Committee committeewoman of California, and Nomiki Konst, the Democratic National Committee reform commissioner, on her show on Tuesday night. Things got heated between the three after Ingraham laughed at what Knost had to say.
Knost claimed that Democratic darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s climate change demonstration in Nancy Pelosi’s office showed a unified party.
“I don’t think that House Democrats are necessarily divided,” said Knost. “I think we are going through a very natural transition. What she did in Nancy Pelosi’s office was actually a sign of a strong party. We have a new generation.”
This caused Ingraham to burst out with laughter.
“I’m sorry who just got their butts kicked?” responded Knost to the laughs. “The Republicans. You are laughing. This is how democracy works. Our party likes debate, our party believes in free speech, our party is grassroots.”
“How many pro-life senators? Name the pro-life senators in your rank,” Ingraham replied.
“That’s a Republican issue,” Knost shot back. “We believe in–”
“It’s a human rights issue, thank you very much. The babies don’t count, we know that in your party,” Ingraham interrupted.
“Human beings don’t count in your party,” Knost continued. “As soon as their born, you forget about them.”
“I get it, I get it. You cannot sell sand in the desert, okay? You can’t sell this to me,” Ingraham pressed. “That this is a sign of unity when you see 200 climate change activists and Ocasio-Cortez gesticulating all over the office, people get arrested.”
Watch their full exchange in the video below:
Ocasio-Cortez’s protests in Pelosi’s office may be a sign that she found a place to live in Washington DC, however.
Democratic socialist and youngest woman to ever be elected into Congress Ocasio-Cortez found herself in a bit of a pickle.
Her new job in Congress starts in January in Washington, DC meaning the Bronx-based politician must move to her new city in time for her new elected position.
There is one problem, however. Rent in DC is a little more expensive than rent in the Bronx, meaning she can’t afford to move to our nation’s capital until her first paychecks arrive as a congresswoman.
“I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment?” Ocasio-Cortez, 29, told the New York Times. “We’re kind of just dealing with the logistics of it day by day, but I’ve really been just kind of squirreling away and then hoping that gets me to January.”
“There are many little ways in which our electoral system isn’t even designed (nor prepared) for working-class people to lead,” Ocasio-Cortez complained about the situation on Twitter. “This is one of them (don’t worry btw - we’re working it out!)”