Hannity Presents Ocasio-Cortez’s Platform Of ‘Solidarity With Puerto Rico’ In Negative Light

The Fox News host claimed the Democratic Party was falling apart largely because the 28-year-old Democratic Socialist beat an incumbent in the Dem primary.

Following Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s shocking Democratic primary win over longtime incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), a member of Democratic House leadership, Republicans and conservatives quickly pushed out a narrative that the young Democratic Socialist’s victory was proof that the Democrats are “in turmoil” and instead of a blue wave, we’re really looking at a “red tsunami.”

During Wednesday night’s Hannity, Fox News star and White House shadow chief of staff Sean Hannity took aim at Ocasio-Cortez and attempted to present her as the “face of the Democratic Party” while warning his viewers that her ideas were “downright scary.”

And how did he do that? By showing her platform that included items like solidarity with Puerto Rico, Medicare for all, support of seniors and the LGBTQ community, clean campaign finance, a jobs guarantee and housing as human rights.

“Look very carefully,” Hannity said as a graphic showed the 28-year-old’s agenda. “This is your modern Democratic Party.”

He went on to show a clip of Ocasio-Cortez expressing support for the impeachment of President Trump, adding that the “only difference between the self-proclaimed socialist that you just saw and the rest of the Democratic party is — she’s actually more honest.”

“As we have shown you many times, we will show you all through this election season, I will give you the agenda the Democratic Party,” Hannity informed his audience.

After showing Ocasio-Cortez’s platform, folks on Twitter shook their heads at the idea that the conservative commentator somehow thought that those ideas were extreme, dangerous and unpopular.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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Justin Baragona is the founder and publisher of Contemptor. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
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