Colbert Cheers Far-Left Ideas of Ocasio-Cortez 'Winning the Debate'

Wednesday night after the Democratic debate, CBS's Late Show host Stephen Colbert interviewed liberal sweetheart Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The congresswoman began: “I think sometimes with the debate stage this big, it can kind of seem like a high school classroom, and so there are some folks that, like didn’t seem like they read the book, and then they got called on.” Of course, this is an ironic analogy from someone who so often gets her facts wrong.

Ocasio-Cortez continued talking about her area of expertise: “’You know, you’re kind of like-- it depends on the question. So-- so they'll answer the question or they'll get called on, and I don't think some candidates thought that they were going to get called on, on a certain question. And they'll be like, 'Yes, the hero was courageous and the protagonist of the story.’"

 

 

Later in the fawning interview, Colbert gushed that "It seemed like every person on that stage was trying to put -- make themselves the progressive candidate on that stage," before he un-ironically read a tweet from The Washington Post's Jeff Stein, who declared: "In my opinion, AOC is winning the debate tonight.” The glowing sentiment was met with enthusiastic applause from the Late Show’s crowd.

Colbert then ‘called-on’ Ocasio-Cortez: “And I forget, who have you endorsed?” She responded: “I have endorsed no one yet.” Colbert responded: “You're not prepared to do that tonight?” The Congresswoman stated: “No, absolutely not.”

Colbert changed the subject to something the left-wing lawmaker was presumably more familiar with: “We found out last night -- and it was very upsetting to the President -- that Robert Muller is going to testify before two committees in Congress, starting on July 17. That's exciting.”

He prompted: “Now correct me if I'm wrong here, you're on the House Oversight and Finance Committees.” Ocasio-Cortez offered up some information about her fun job in which she gets to subpoena people she hates: “I was just roasting Kellyanne Conway and then I got a plane over here, so...”

The Democrat continued: “So it was just, like, this empty table that just says Ms. Conway there, and she went on Fox & Friends. She called in to Fox & Friends. It's like when you call in sick to work and someone finds you at, like, the grocery store or something. It's like that. It's like, 'You're getting a subpoena!'"

In typical fashion, Ocasio-Cortez spared no “likes” and added in extra theatrics to everything she said. The audience and host clearly love this about her. She might not be winning the debates, but she is winning the liberal media, like, now.

Here is the transcript from the June 26 episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

06/27/19

11:59:00 PM ET

ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: I think sometimes with the debate stage this big, it can kind of seem like a high school classroom, and so there are some folks that, like, didn't seem like they read the book, and then they got called on. And then –

STEPHEN COLBERT: Anybody in particular?

OCASIO-CORTEZ: You know, you’re kind of like-- it depends on the question. So-- so they'll answer the question or they'll get called on, and I don't think some candidates thought that they were going to get called on, on a certain question. And they'll be like, "Yes, the hero was courageous and the protagonist of the story."

COLBERT: Yes. And Moby Dick was the whale.

OCASIO-CORTEZ: Yes, yes.

 

12:09:26 AM ET

 

COLBERT: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Following the Democratic debate. We're here live tonight. Now, I was saying, we're live following the Democratic debate. It seemed like every person on that stage was trying to put-- make themselves the progressive candidate on that stage. Which is why Jeff Stein of the Washington Post tweeted, "In my opinion, AOC is winning the debate tonight.” And I forget, who have you endorsed? Who did you endorse in the Democratic--?

OCASIO-CORTEZ:  I have endorsed no one yet.

COLBERT: You're not prepared to do that tonight?

OCASIO-CORTEZ:  No, absolutely not.

COLBERT: We found out last night-- and it was very upsetting to the President-- that Robert Muller is going to testify before two committees in Congress, starting on July 17. That's exciting.

OCASIO-CORTEZ:  Uh-huh.

COLBERT: That's exciting. You’ve called for the impeachment of the President. Do you think that his testimony will amplify those calls or accelerate those calls?

OCASIO-CORTEZ:  Yeah, I think so, I think so, in that we have had the Mueller report released. But it's not as though every single American has kind of thumbed through and read through the entirety of the report. So-- so I think having him in front of Congress physically testifying and explaining to the American people, quite frankly, the scandalous contents of the report. We're talking about a report that at its core says that President Trump put himself first in order-- and at the cost of our national security and our entire electoral-- the security of our entire electoral system. When he explains that and how he testifies that I think will kind of clarify to a lot of people exactly the gravity of what we're dealing with here.

COLBERT: Now correct me if I'm wrong here, you're on the House Oversight and Finance Committees.

OCASIO-CORTEZ:  Yeah, I was just roasting Kellyanne Conway and then I got a plane over here, so...

COLBERT: So in what way-- so have you-- have you called her to testify?

OCASIO-CORTEZ:  Yes. So we actually sent a subpoena to her this morning. We called her in--I mean, seriously, we called her in to the committee, because she has violated what is known as the Hatch Act. You're not supposed to use your official office for a partisan campaign purpose. You can do that on your own time, you can do that when you go in your capacity as an adviser on the Trump campaign. But you can't say, "I", you know, "As a White House official endorse 'X' or 'Y' policy." So she's done that dozens of times, so we asked her to come in, and-- and she didn't. So it was just, like, this empty table that just says Ms. Conway there, and she went on Fox & Friends. She called in to Fox & Friends. It's like when you call in sick to work and someone finds you at, like, the grocery store or something. It's like that. It's like, "You're getting a subpoena!"

COLBERT: So what is the-- what is the actual-- 

OCASIO-CORTEZ:  Hello!

COLBERT: What is the actual mechanism you guys have to compel her? Can you send the gendarmes to drag her to Capitol Hill?

 

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