During a meandering interview on Fox News on Monday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin accused Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) of attempting to “pound” sex into Americans’ heads.
Palin criticized Ocasio-Cortez during the debate for saying last week that Republicans are “mad they can’t date me,” and she claimed it was part of a larger left-wing obsession with sexuality.
“And here her obsession, at least her suggestions of, gender and sex even, I truly believe there are enough Americans who get it and understand what her tactic is, and that is to deflect from what the real issues are,” Palin said. “But take this issue, though, with her suggestion of dating and, you know, attraction to someone, and blaming her failures on that, that obsession with sex! Look how the liberals, Rachel, want to pound that into the public’s head!”
“All the things that have to do with privacy and sex, the liberals not the conservatives are the ones who pound, pound, pound!” she said.
Palin called AOCs response to Cortes was “pretty creepy, pretty junior high-ish creepy.”
“And obviously it’s a tactic so that she doesn’t have to be held accountable. It sounds like she hasn’t been held accountable for much, maybe in her entire life. She does not have that foundation,” Palin added.
Palin has called Ocasio-Cortez a “fake feminist” before. Palin remarked during a Fox News interview in September “She is such a fake feminist … She’s milking the whole female thing, and as a real feminist, I’m embarrassed for her.”
AOC responded by ridiculing Palin in a video shared to Twitter at the time.
“Does my existence make you mad? Does the fact that yes, I am a mouthpiece for the people of New York’s 14th Congressional District, upset you?” Ocasio-Cortez said in the video. “Well, I have help for you. Call 1-800-CRY-NOW. That’s 1-800-CRY-NOW.”
You are angry because you can’t conceive of an America that includes us. You rely on a frightened America for your plunder.
You won’t accept a nation that sees healthcare as a right or education as a #1 priority, especially where we’re the ones fighting for it.
Yet here we are.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 14, 2019
On Monday. Palin also decried Vice President Kamala Harris and Ocasio-Cortez as “fake feminists.”
Palin went on to accuse Harris and Ocasio-Cortez of using sexism and gender to “deflect from what the real issues are.”
“Man, these fake feminists who bring the women’s movement back so far by channeling everything right on back to ‘Oh, it’s our gender.’ Doggone it, ‘People don’t like us because we’re female,'” she said. “It’s your work ethic. I’m really thankful that I was brought up in a place where gender truly has not mattered.”