It’s time for freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to sit down and shut up. That’s the message Whoopi Goldberg sent her Monday on “The View.”
That fiery segment of the show began with the largely liberal panel expressing distaste with how Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been conducting her foray into the Democratic presidential race.
Co-host Meghan McCain pointed out that conservative voters told the Republican Party establishment that they were insignificant by voting for President Trump in 2016 instead of the more conventional candidates. She’s wondering if liberal voters will do the same and vote against establishment Democrats like Warren.
“What we’re going to find out going into 2020 is if the [Democrat] establishment really has any pull within their party like they did with Hillary or if the vein of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — the socialist Democrat in that vein — will end up being the nominee,” McCain told the panel.
“The nominee for what?” Goldberg asked.
“To be the nominee for president!” McCain replied.
That set Goldberg off.
“Let me say this about Ocasio-Cortez,” she began. “She just got in on Thursday — she was sworn in. And she’s very opinionated, which we like. We like opinionated women.”
“But it is very, very difficult when people make accusations where you say that the Democrats have done nothing — the establishment of the Democrats have done nothing,” Goldberg continued, referring to Ocasio-Cortez’ condemnation of her party’s long-time leaders.
“I just want to throw this out to you,” she said, looking directly at the camera and addressing the young congresswoman. “[Rep.] John Lewis wasn’t sitting still. [Sen.] 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.”
“You just got in there,” she pointed out. “And I know you’ve got lots of good ideas, but I would encourage you to sit still for a moment and learn the job!”
The audience applauded enthusiastically.
“Because there are people in that party who have been working their tails off for this country, and they know a lot, and you could learn some stuff from them,” Goldberg added as co-host Joy Behar agreed.
“Before you start pooping on people and what they’ve done, you’ve got to do something, too!” Goldberg warned as the crowd applauded again.
“You can’t poop on what was...when you’re coming in on the shoulders of quite a few giants!”
Watch that fiery bit below (PARENTAL WARNING: One swear word):
A day earlier, Ocasio-Cortez drew criticism from Anderson Cooper and the Washington Post for appearing to say that facts don’t matter in the light of her socialist cause.