Fox contributor cries "class warfare" after Rep. Ocasio-Cortez highlights extreme inequality

Fox contributor cries "class warfare" after Rep. Ocasio-Cortez highlights extreme inequality

Jason Chaffetz: "It's class warfare, it's division, it's destructive"

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From the January 22 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co.:

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STUART VARNEY (HOST): Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talking about the billionaires. Watch this.

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REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (D-NY): But I do think a system that allows billionaires to exist when there are parts of Alabama where people are still getting ringworm because they don't have access to public health is wrong.

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VARNEY: What? Ringworm in Alabama? So we've got to take billionaires -- what, what on Earth is going on here, Jason? 

JASON CHAFFETZ (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): Look, that is class warfare, it's taking a stereotype and exploiting people. She should be taking an awful lot of heat for the idea that these are the people of Alabama who get ringworm. That is absolutely ridiculous, it's derogatory, and it is -- it is just fundamentally wrong at every step. But this is what they believe, and it's class warfare, it's division, it's destructive. And she doesn't even believe that billionaires should exist. The redistribution of wealth is core to what she wants to see happen. 

Previously:

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