Friday’s CBS This Morning tossed softballs to socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), fully ignoring her smear that Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) tried to “homicide” her with the January 6 riot. Co-host and Democratic donor Gayle King additionally performed the congresswoman’s Instagram recounting of the assault, failing to say that the one who got here to seek out her was a police officer, not a member of the mob.
In 2020, journalists minimized, ignored and discounted Tara Reade’s assertions of sexual assault by Joe Biden, however King didn’t deal with Ocasio-Cortez the identical method: “You shared for the primary time, congresswoman, your expertise with sexual assault. Why did you resolve to share it with us? As a result of it’s totally painful actually and really non-public.”
After all anybody recounting such trauma have to be painful, however Reade’s retelling didn’t get related sympathy.
At no time throughout the practically 9 minute interview did King or co-host Anthony Mason point out a tweet by Ocasio-Cortez in which she smeared Cruz for “virtually having me murdered” and that she is “comfortable to work with virtually any GOP [member] that [isn’t] making an attempt to get me killed.”
However none of this must be significantly stunning. In 2019, CBS correspondent Nikole Killion promoted Ocasio-Cortez as a potential 2020 Democratic vice presidential nominee. After all, the socialist is constitutionally ineligible as a result of she’s too younger.
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A transcript of the section’s questions may be discovered beneath. Click on “develop” to learn extra.
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GAYLE KING: In an emotional Instagram Stay look this week, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talked about hiding from the assault on the capitol.
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: I am like this and the door hinge is correct right here, and I simply hear “The place is she? The place is she?” And this was the second the place I assumed every thing was over.
KING: Boy. Forward we’ll speak with Ocasio-Cortez and fellow Democratic congressman Jason crow concerning the riot and its aftermath solely on CBS This Morning.
KING: Welcome again to CBS This Morning. Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led fellow lawmakers on the home flooring final night time sharing their private tales from the assault on the Capitol. Democrats are pushing Republicans to take motion in response to the riot together with holding some GOP members accountable. Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic congressman Jason Crow have been pressured to excessive as rioters stormed the constructing. They be a part of us now for an unique interview. Congresswoman, I need to begin with you. That day, I bear in mind it was upsetting and so horrifying watching from the privateness from my kitchen. To listen to your terrifying account of that day was in a phrase terrifying to listen to the small print. I ponder if it is triggered all types of issues for you. I feel generally if you converse it, you are reliving it once more. I am questioning what the expertise has been for you.
KING: You shared for the primary time, congresswoman, your expertise with sexual assault. Why did you resolve to share it with us? As a result of it’s totally painful actually and really non-public.
TONY DOKOUPIL: Congressman Crow, it is Tony Dokoupil right here. All of our viewers will bear in mind the picture of you on the day of the revolt comforting your colleague, Congressman Susan Wild. You additionally said in an interview with us the subsequent day that the expertise introduced again your recollections of fight in Iraq, in Afghanistan. And one may perceive that. There is a legacy to trauma. It compounds because the Congresswoman put it, and now a month on I am curious how are you feeling if you suppose again to that day, January sixth, 30 days on?
KING: I am so glad that you just’re each all proper. And also you’re so proper, Jason, if you speak about a stigma. The opposite factor I fear about is the place is the human connection, the place is the empathy right here? You’ve reviews at the moment of individuals doubting your model of occasions, congresswoman, I would like you to touch upon that. And quantity two, you’d suppose that at a time like this we might all bond collectively and assist one another. Have there been something behind the scenes of Republicans reaching out to say, boy, this was scary, I am so sorry this occurred to, I am so sorry this occurred to us? Is there anyone working behind the scenes to strive to determine how we will unite and are available collectively about this?
KING: Jason, what do you say concerning the doubters? And please know, we’re not asking both of you to justify what occurred to you at the moment. Nobody can speak about your trauma. Congressman Crow?
KING: I need to ask you each as a result of we’re operating out of time, about Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene. You realize, yesterday the Home has voted to strip her of her place on the committee. However I am questioning if both of you will have issues and fears going ahead about working together with her. I do know Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, you had known as for her to be expelled. Are you nervous about working together with her? Are you afraid of being round her?
KING: We have seen it. That is why I am asking this query. Are you nervous or afraid? After which we have to go.
OCASIO-CORTEZ: I’d hope that consultant Greene exhibits some reflection. I’ll really feel safer when she does. But when she would not, it stays a really tense scenario.
KING: All proper. Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez and Congressman Crow, we thanks to your time this morning.