It's 'weird' that 'grown men' are stooping to this level, the congresswoman said.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called out Fox News for their "weird" obsession with her during a Thursday appearance on "Late Night with Seth Myers."
Host Seth Myers asked the first-term congresswoman to address the right-wing network's repeated, and increasingly unhinged, attacks on her.
"Are you surprised with the speed at which they have shifted all their attention and programming to you?" Myers asked.
"It's weird," Ocasio-Cortez replied. "Why are so many grown men just obsessed with this 29-year-old?"
The audience laughed and cheered loudly.
Myers and Ocasio-Cortez went on to mock some of Fox's wackiest conspiracy theories about the congresswoman.
As Myers pointed out, pro-Trump Fox contributor and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee theorized on air that Ocasio-Cortez is a "Manchurian candidate."
In that segment, a Fox host mused that there might be secret "forces behind her" writing the questions Ocasio-Cortez used in a congressional hearing to embarrass Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
"Not a Manchurian candidate, but I do have amazing staff," Ocasio-Cortez explained.
She added that because she made the decision to pay her staff a living wage, they can work full-time for New York constituents — instead of holding down a second job, as many underpaid congressional staffers are forced to do in order to live in D.C. — and can also do the research that informs Ocasio-Cortez's incisive questioning, which has already become a hallmark of her short Congressional career.
In one such memorable exchange with former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, Ocasio-Cortez expertly laid the groundwork for Congress to demand Trump's tax returns.
Fox News is a propaganda network that was designed to tear down effective Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez and prop up incompetent Republicans like Trump.
But their attacks aren't working. Ocasio-Cortez continues to attract supporters and advance the progressive cause — while Fox can only flail, try to smear a woman of color, and embarrass itself.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.