On Wednesday, Fox News grappled with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ surprise win over Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY 14th District).
Crowley, the establishment candidate, seemed unbeatable by Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Democratic socialist who’s called for the abolishment of ICE and Medicare for All.
Fox News host Harris Faulkner interviewed Congressman David Brat (R-Virginia), the Tea Party conservative who knocked Eric Cantor out of office in his own shocking win in 2014.
Faulkner and Brat briefly commended Ocasio-Cortez on her victory.
“I applaud the underdog. You have to love the underdog spirit,” Brat said. “She was completely outfunded. That is great. She got around the district. That is great.”
Then they had mutual meltdowns over her politics.
“But she is a socialist,” Brat continued. “So you give up one set of special interest for another. They want total control of the government. They want to socialize healthcare, ObamaCare is just steps on the way to you losing your freedom. I don’t get that New Yorkers and that individual spirit up there is going for socialism and total government control. Someone is always in charge of the government!” Brat said.
“Right? There is no utopian government. In the social — Soviet Union, someone is in control. There is a crony network who is friends with who. That is why it never works anywhere it’s tried in the world. Some similarities but major differences,” Brat said, alluding to his toppling of Eric Cantor in a Tea Part coup.
Three judges suspended for drunken 3 AM fight at White Castle — that ended with two shot
Three judges were suspended after engaging in a drunken shooting outside a White Castle.
"Three Indiana judges involved in a Downtown Indianapolis fight in May that ended with two of the judges shot have been suspended without pay after the Indiana Supreme Court determined they committed judicial misconduct," the Indianapolis Star reports. "In an opinion issued Tuesday, the court said judges Bradley Jacobs, Andrew Adams and Sabrina Bell 'engaged in judicial misconduct by appearing in public in an intoxicated state and behaving in an injudicious manner and by becoming involved in a verbal altercation.'"
What Zelensky knew: The devastating and darkly ironic impact of Trump’s attempt to bribe Ukraine
In their effort to exculpate President Donald Trump in the impeachment inquiry, Republicans put Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s denial that he ever felt pressure from the White House to open up investigations into Democrats at the center of their argument. A new GOP memo says that both leaders have acknowledged “there was no pressure” on the famous July 25 call that sparked the inquiry and thus argues that the allegations made by Democrats that Trump abused his power don’t hold.
Greta Thunberg says ‘people must finally wake up’ to the fact Trump is ‘so extreme’ on climate change
Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg said Tuesday that US President Donald Trump's climate change denialism was "so extreme" that it had helped galvanize the movement to halt long term planetary warming.
She spoke in an interview with AFP on the eve of her departure from North America where she has spent almost three months.
"He's so extreme and he says so extreme things, so I think people wake up by that in a way," the 16-year-old said from on board a sailboat preparing to depart from the East Coast town of Hampton, Virginia for Europe early Wednesday.
"I thought when he got elected, now people will finally, now people must finally wake up," she continued.