White Home counselor Kellyanne Conway buffooned Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Tuesday as a 29-year-old who “does not seem to know much about anything” after Ocasio-Cortez called White Home Chief of Personnel John Kelly a liar.
Conway slammed the Democratic Socialist from New York in a Tuesday interview on Fox News’America’s Newsroomwhile she went over potential successors to Kelly.
” [Kelly] remains in his 5th decade of public service, and this nation owes him a debt of appreciation, not the rubbish that has been gushed about him recently from the left, and from this 29-year-old congresswoman who does not appear to know much about anything when you ask her basic concepts about the economy, or the Middle East, or military financing,” Conway told Fox News’ Bill Hemmer.
” [It’s] really awkward. And for her to even utilize a slur against him the other day– I won’t duplicate her name or the slur,” Conway said.
Ocasio-Cortez implicated Kelly in a Sunday tweet of being “directly exposed for lying” about Rep. Federica Wilson (D-FL) “in remarks intended at discrediting her”:
John Kelly was directly up exposed for lying about @RepWilson in remarks intended at discrediting her.
He absolutely owes her an apology, and his refusal to do so isn’t a sign of strength– it’s cowardice. https://t.co/BA40Hgofvk
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 10, 2018
Kelly described Wilson as an “empty barrel” in October 2017, accusing her of boasting about getting funding to construct a FBI field office in her district in the Miami area.
Conway, for her part, defended Kelly as a man who “has actually done a spectacular job” serving his nation.
” Let me defend Gen. John Kelly. He has actually done a spectacular job for this nation for nearly 50 years, consisting of here at the White House as our chief of personnel for about a year and a half.”
Ocasio-Cortez, who is slated to become the youngest female to be sworn into Congress in January, declared Jewish ancestry at a Hanukkah celebration in New york city on Sunday even after revealing anti-Israel views.