Daily Caller editor recounts her horror of going to Ocasio-Cortez rally: “They talk about things that everybody wants, especially, like, if you're a parent”

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From the July 24 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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VIRGINIA KRUTA (THE DAILY CALLER): I went kind of to see what the fuss was about, really. Because, I've been to conservative rallies before, I've been to a Trump speech, I've been to a Ted Cruz rally when he was running for president. And I just kind of wanted to see why the message was resonating, because, really, the socialist message is gaining steam within the Democrat (sic) Party.

TODD PIRO (CO-HOST): Based upon what you saw, why are people drawn to this message? 

KRUTA: Well, I was listening to them talk to [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez and also to Cori Bush, who she was stumping for in St. Louis. And, they say things -- I mean, they talk about things that everybody wants, especially, like, if you're a parent. They talk about education for your kids, healthcare for your kids, the things that you want, and, if you are not really paying attention to how they're going to pay for it or the rest of that, it's easy to fall into that trap and say, “My kids deserve this, and, well, maybe the government should be responsible for helping me with that.”

EARHARDT: Virginia, as a conservative, when you're sitting in that audience, or standing in that audience, and you're listening to that message, how did it make you feel? Were you angry? Were you more drawn to that?

KRUTA: I was mostly uncomfortable because I was surrounded by a group of people who were talking about how they had gotten involved because they were tired of being angry all the time. And it seems like so much effort to be angry about everything, instead of to focus on what you could do to change it. So, it was really uncomfortable also because I'm from a military family. I'm third generation Army myself, and I'm standing there and I'm listening to one of the speakers cheer Assata Shakur, the convicted cop-killer. And I'm watching Ocasio-Cortez and Cori Bush, both of whom are just kind of nodding along like this is okay. So, it was uncomfortable is the best word for the entire event.


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