Karl Rove on Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: “She is one of the most vicious, nasty people in politics”

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Citation From the August 29 edition of Mornings with Maria Bartiromo

KARL ROVE: And look, I love it. They're willing to go to the streets. They are so brave; they're going to the streets today. Well, first of all, what about the people who went on the streets in the Edmond Pettus Bridge in the Civil Rights Era, who got beaten up by racist Southern cops? Were they — today's, oh, they can go out and they can have a rally on the National Mall — and they're better than everybody else that came before. How about the 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds who enlisted, the members of the greatest generation, who literally saved Western Civilization by taking up arms as teenagers and fighting in World War II?

I mean, the self-centeredness, and the conceit of this woman, who thinks that because she's young, and everybody else is young, and she's a left-winger and she knows a lot of other left-wingers, that somehow or another they are the greatest generation that America has ever seen, is just beyond me. But you know, we have to put up with her. I just wish we didn't send as much attention to her.

She is one of the most vicious, nasty people in politics. Did you see her tweet that was roughly around the same time? "The GOP is working to end democracy" — the Republicans are working to end democracy, she tweets out. Really?. That there is a constructive edition to unifying, to our political dialogue, to unifying the country. Accuse your opponents of wanting to destroy America. Yeah, really good, really good.