CBS Boosts AOC Smear the GOP Are ‘Abusers,’ Omit Fact from Riot Tale

Nicholas Fondacaro | February 2, 2021
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You could feel the unity surging on CBS Evening News Tuesday night as the network gave a boost to the vile smears from Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, suggesting the Republican Party was just a bunch of domestic and sexual abusers. On top of that, there was also incredibly lazy reporting from congressional correspondent Kris Van Cleave, who failed to tell viewers that the person banging on Ocasio-Cortez’s door during the Capitol riot was a Capitol Police officer.

Playing clips from an Instagram Live stream the Congresswoman recently put out, Van Cleave showcased her unfounded smear of conservatives comparing them to “abusers.” In fact, he seemed to give it credence:

CLEAVE: Speaking to more than 150,000 watching on Instagram Live, AOC also revealed she's a sexual assault survivor and criticizes the push from the right to move on after the violence.

OCASIO-CORTEZ: These folks who tell us to move on, that it's not a big deal, that we should forget what happened, or even telling us to apologize, these are the same tactics of abusers.

The trauma of the Capitol attack is still raw for many on the hill. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez relieved hiding in her office bathroom,” he noted at one point.


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