Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newly-elected congresswoman from New York, has put her foot in her mouth once again, this time calling a 4-star General a “coward.” During a television appearance on Tuesday, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway made Ocasio-Cortez regret her disrespectful comments about the man who has spent more years in service to his country than the young congresswoman-elect has even been alive.
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway called out congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday over her assertion that General John Kelly is a “coward.”
Ocasio-Cortez, the newly-elected Democratic representative from New York, tweeted Monday that White House chief of staff John Kelly should apologize to Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson and that failing to do so is “cowardice.”
“John Kelly was straight up exposed for lying about @RepWilson in comments aimed at discrediting her,” wrote Ocasio-Cortez. “He absolutely owes her an apology, and his refusal to do so isn’t a sign of strength – it’s cowardice.”
Kelly was accused of racism last October after he called Rep. Wilson an “empty barrel” for sharing the contents of President Donald Trump’s call with a Gold Star family:
Gen. John Kelly is being accused of “racism” against Rep. Frederica Wilson after he derided her for sharing the contents of Trump’s condolence call with a Gold Star family.
Gen. Kelly criticized Rep. Wilson during Thursday’s White House press briefing, stating that he was “brokenhearted” that she tried to politicize Trump’s call with the family. But liberals have pounced on the idea that Gen. Kelly’s criticism is due to Wilson’s race and gender.
Alencia Johnson, a top Planned Parenthood employee and former employee of Barack Obama, reduced Gen. Kelly’s comments to “attacking Black women.” The official Planned Parenthood Twitter account echoed that sentiment, writing, “This is part of a pattern of Trump admin attacking & undermining Black women.”
MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell, meanwhile, accused Gen. Kelly of “dehumanizing” a black woman and ranted about Gen. Kelly’s alleged “racist” upbringing because he attended a segregated school. [Source: The Daily Caller]
Of course, there was nothing remotely racist about Kelly’s comment; he is not a racist in any sense of the word. Rep. Wilson was out of line when she shared a private moment between the president and a grieving military family, and she deserved to be called out.
Unfortunately, conservatives are not permitted to criticize those on the political left without being accused of “racism,” “bigotry,” “xenophobia,” or a long list of other insults. Liberals like Ocasio-Cortez use these names to end the conversation when they have nothing of substance to add.
In the case of Rep. Wilson, there was no question that she was in the wrong and that Gen. Kelly had every right to call her out, so the simple-minded new congresswoman had to resort to allegations of “racism.”
Thankfully, however, Kellyanne Conway set Ocasio-Cortez straight during an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday. When asked about who President Donald Trump might be considering to take over the position currently held by Kelly, Conway took the opportunity to defend her colleague against the unwarranted attacks he has received from Ocasio-Cortez and others on the left.
“This country owes him a debt of gratitude, not the nonsense that’s been spewed about him, even recently from the left and from this 29-year-old congresswoman who doesn’t seem to know much about anything when you ask her basic concepts about the economy, the Middle East, military funding — really embarrassing,” said Conway.
Indeed, Ocasio-Cortez is the LAST person who ought to be running her mouth. Gen. Kelly has spent more years than she’s been alive in service to his country. Meanwhile, Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly failed to recognize basic facts about our country, calling into question how she ever graduated the fifth grade, let alone got voted into office.
Gen. Kelly is no coward. He has more bravery in his little finger than Ocasio-Cortez has in her entire being. Please show President Donald Trump’s chief of staff your support by sharing this post.