Longtime actress and co-host of “The View” Whoopi Goldberg scolded the popular freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for “pooping” on members of the Democratic establishment and advised her to “sit still” and “learn the job” first.
According to Mediaite, Goldberg made the remarks while referencing comments Ocasio-Cortez made during an interview with “60 Minutes” that aired over the weekend. Host Anderson Cooper asked the freshman congresswoman about her past support for Democratic challengers of Democratic incumbents. Ocasio-Cortez said the move was “risky,” but said “so much of what we’ve tried in the past hasn’t worked,” which many took as an attack on long-serving members.
On “The View” Monday, Goldberg acknowledged that Ocasio-Cortez is an “opinionated woman, which we like.”
“But it is very, very difficult when people make accusations where you say, you know, the Democrats have done nothing, the establishment of the Democrats have done nothing,” Goldberg said. “And I just want to throw this out to you. (Rep.) John Lewis (D-GA) wasn’t sitting still. [Sen.] Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) wasn’t sitting still.”
“So,” she continued. “You just got in there and I know you got lots of good ideas, but I would encourage you to sit still for a minute and learn the job. … You don’t have to be born into it. You don’t have to know it when you step out, but before you start pooping on people and what they’ve done, you got to do something too.”
Watch the clip at Mediaite.