GOP Congressman Launches Misogynistic Attack on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 'This Girl - Or Whatever She Is'
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) made a stunningly sexist reference to New York Democratic congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday.
The comments came during a campaign rally for his gubernatorial bid and were published by HuffPost.
“You look at this girl Ocasio-Cortez or whatever she is, I mean, she’s in a totally different universe,” he said to laughter from the audience. “It’s basically socialism wrapped in ignorance.”
DeSantis continued by insulting Ocasio-Cortez for an awkward response to PBS news about Israeli "occupation" of Palestine, which she later explained to mean Israeli settlements in heavily Palestinian areas.
“There’s never been a Palestinian state. You’re just repeating these canned, left-wing talking points, and you’re somehow the savior of the Democratic Party? Good Lord,” DeSantis said. “She has no clue what she’s talking about.”
Isreal's expansion of West Bank settlements are widely considered illegal.
Watch Desantis' remarks below: