WATCH: Whoopi Confronts AOC, Tells Lawmaker Her Comments “Bothered the HELL Out of Me”
The View host Whoopi Goldberg slammed socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) for her dismissal of older Democrats like Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), telling the lawmaker, “you lost me.”
On yesterday’s show, Whoopi told AOC, “I was very happy when you were elected because I thought it was a great step and a good direction and then you lost me because it felt like you were saying to people like me that I was too old and didn’t do enough.”
“Oh no,” Ocasio-Cortez interjected.
“Well, that’s what it sounded like,” Whoopi continued. “And so that has bothered me because I feel like, I love young people, I was once one, but, you’re on my shoulders and we have carried this fight. People like Nancy Pelosi who was the only chick in the room for years and Madame Feinstein who was the only chick in the room for years and had to deal with all that stuff.”
“And to sort of hear it sound like you were dismissing us bothered the hell out of me,” Whoopi said. “I’ve been very upset about it for a long time.”
AOC butted heads repeatedly with Pelosi last year, taking to Twitter to slam Democrats for refusing to impeach President Trump. She also accused Pelosi of “signing out newly elected women of color.”
Her Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti also enraged House Democrats after calling them “New Southern Democrats.”
“Instead of ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal,’ let’s call the New Democrats and Blue Dog Caucus the ‘New Southern Democrats,’ Chakrabarti wrote in a now-deleted tweet. “They certainly seem hell bent to do black and brown people today what the old Southern Democrats did in the 40s.”
Goldberg asked AOC if her comments were “misunderstood.”
“Yeah, no I appreciate you sharing that with me…I think there’s a lot of incentive to blow up disagreements in the party as huge fights….“Nancy Pelosi–that’s mama bear of the Democratic Party,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“I think it’s important to say that … youth and culture– it’s always been seen and cast as rebellious but ultimately we are not a movement that is disconnected from our past,” she continued. “We are part of a long movement of ancestors and elders that we should always acknowledge.”
— The View (@TheView) February 19, 2020