Last updated on February 16, 2022
Fox News anchor Dana Perino made it clear that her patience was wearing thin with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). “She makes me mad,” Perino said more than once during Tuesday’s broadcast of “The Five.”
Cohost Jesse Watters began the segment with a comment the New York Democrat had made linking dramatic rises in violent crime to the now-expired monthly child tax credit payments.
“The radical left coming up with the most ridiculous excuse yet for the surge in crime: baby formula. Yeah, Jesse Jr.’s drink of choice is apparently causing people to steal like crazy and savagely murder innocent people without remorse,” Watters said, attributing the “asinine claim” to Ocasio-Cortez.
“We run away from substantive discussions about this, we don’t want to say some of the things that are obvious, like, ‘Gee, the child-tax credit just ran out on December 31st, and now people are stealing baby formula.’”
“AOC says that,” Watters continued. “We are learning the punk who got busted for this brutal attack on an Asian model has been arrested – are you ready? – 44 times before: 44. Maybe, it’s bail reform that’s to blame, not the formula.”
“These woke Democrats are storytellers. I think that they should have a section in Congress called ‘the fiction section,’ where everyone who’s woke sits in that section of Congress,” cohost Judge Jeanine Pirro quipped.
“Will you put Adam Schiff in there too?” Wetters asked.
“Adam Schiff, absolutely. Ilhan Omar, the whole lot of them. They make stuff up,” Pirro continued, arguing that people were not shooting and stabbing each other or even throwing people in front of trains because they ran out of baby formula. “For anyone in Congress to say that should be embarrassed.”
Pirro went on to argue that prosecutors and elected officials like Ocasio-Cortez should be taking the side of the victims.
“They do steal baby formula, because it’s called liquid gold. You sell it on the black market. It’s criminal syndicates that sell it and make a huge killing. And the feds have actually gone after these people because it’s a huge problem,” Watters said, prompting laughs around the table.
A few moments later, Watters turned the floor over to Perino, asking if she wanted to grace everyone with her “AOC impression.”
“She drives me insane. This makes me so mad,” Perino began, and her cohosts laughed.
“It’s not Jean Valjean out there stealing bread, we’ve seen the smash and grabs. And also, why isn’t AOC commenting about the women being targeted in New York City? Where are you? Where are you on that?” Perino asked. “The woman who was murdered in her room by the homeless guy, three priors, living in a homeless shelter is not waiting on the child tax credit. That is not why he followed her into her room, stabbed her to death, and hid under her bed.”
Perino went on to lament that Ocasio-Cortez, if she were serious about it, could do a lot of good while she was in Congress. She compared the Democratic Congresswoman to Vice President Kamala Harris — who she said was another example of a woman who was in a position of power and could do something for people but was blowing it.
“She’s not serious. She thinks she’s too good for Congress. Maybe, she will figure out a way where she wants to do something else. She already says that she does not make enough money there. It’s hard when you have a Tesla, $174,000 a year. She said Democracy would end back in ten years, but three years ago, she said the world was going to end due to climate change, meaning we have about nine years left. Thankfully, according to her math, the world will not exist by the time democracy runs out of the hourglass.”
Everyone laughed again as Watters cheered her on: “You are good, Dana.”
“She makes me mad,” Perino repeated.
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