The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg slammed Ocasio-Cortez on Monday for her comments in the 60 Minutes interview that aired on Sunday.
Anderson Cooper asked the Congresswoman about her previous intentions to support candidates to unseat incumbent Democrats, which the CNN host noted as “politically dangerous tactics.” Ocasio-Cortez replied: “It’s absolutely risky. it requires risk to try something new, but also we-we know so much of what we’ve tried in the past hasn’t worked, either,” which many saw as a shot to establishment Dems.
The View’s Whoopi Goldberg started by saying that Ocasio-Cortez is an “opinionated woman, which we like,” before calling her to the carpet as a Johnny come lately to the national political stage.
“But it is very, very difficult when people make accusations where you say, you know, the Democrats have done nothing, the establishment of the Democrats have done nothing,” Goldberg said, adding “And I just want to throw this out to you. John Lewis wasn’t sitting still. Dianne Feinstein wasn’t sitting still.
“There are a whole bunch of people in the Democratic Party who have been busting their asses to make sure that women get what they need, people get what they need, children get what they need.”
“So you just got in there and I know you got lots of good ideas,” Goldberg said. “But I would encourage you to sit still for a minute and learn the job.”
She finished by saying “You don’t have to be born into it. You don’t have to know it when you step out, but before you start pooping on people and what they’ve done, you got to do something too.”