Controversy over comments about Ocasio-Cortez's outfit

The co-hosts discuss how Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being received on Capitol Hill and the controversy over a journalist's comments about her outfit.
3:33 | 11/16/18

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Hey, welcome back. So congresswoman-elect Alexandria ocasio-cortez talked about her family's financial struggles when she claimed. But this tweet was, that jacket and coat don't look like a girl who struggles. She wrote back that she's dressed for work and that focusing on her clothes is sexist, and a lot of people agree with her. Do you? Listen, the first thing I understand when I see what you wrote, sir, is that you know nothing about women's clothing. You know nothing about women's clothing. Listen, women can put together an outfit and make it look like a zillion dollars, it costs 45 cents. Exactly. If you got to look good, that's what women do, so that's a little -- you know, hush, boy. But it's a political -- it's a political dis really because she calls herself a democratic socialist. I guess only Republicans are allowed to wear Gucci in this world. He writes for the "Washington examiner" which is a more conservative outlet. He deleted the tweet and says it was taken out of context. She's the easiest target for conservatives. They love to mess with her. . They're not messing with her. What they're doing is making her star brighter, getting her more famous. She maybe can't afford rent in Washington D.C. Right now but she is living for free in the conservatives' head. They are obsessed with this woman. They're mocking her for not being able to afford an apartment. They're mocking her for a magazine shoot, for her clothing. Guys, get a hobby. I think they're hot and bothered by a young, brown, liberal woman who is unapologetically liberal. It's the democratic socialism. It's the word socialism that drives them nuts. The firefighters, that's socialism in California by the way. That's an example. I tend to agree with you, Ana, because she seems to be such a big threat to the folks that are constantly targeting her and if you think about her background, you know, they're working class parents. Her father was born in the south bronx, yeah, and also her mother in Puerto Rico and she's worked so hard for everything in life. If you look at all of congress, I mean, the senate is filled with gazillionaires, the representatives, the house, filled with gazillionaires. If you look at all the money, working class people have never, ever been able to -- I found this stat. No one from the working class has gotten into politics and gone on to become a governor or a supreme court justice or the president. That is unbelievable. That's not true because Sonia Sotomayor was a working class woman. They botched that stat. They may have messed me up on that. Yes, they did. Sotomayor is from a working class family. You know really what I found interesting is that we have had newly elected officials sleep in their offices -- Joe Biden. -- Because they couldn't afford the rent on both sides. It's not even newly elected. Paul Ryan slept in his office. Carlos core Bello, my friend from south Florida slept in his office. They have to pay for two homes, often have families. Again, as I said, young sir, shhh. Now reportedly some of the newly elected female Democrats are part of a so-called pink

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