Fox News host Laura Ingraham called incoming Democratic Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar the "four horsewomen of the apocalypse" and warned they bring with them a "pink cloud" and are on the "warpath against white men."
Ingraham noted, "They are respectively the first Muslim-American woman, the first black woman from Massachusetts and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. They captioned the picture "squad." In another photo with a hashtag #changecantwait. -- Nancy Pelosi might have tagged this one #mobsquadhelp!"
Ingraham continued, "The anti-Israel bias of some of these congresswomen elect is downright disturbing."
Ingraham then lit into Ocasio-Cortez for calling Israel an "occupier," but saved her hardest punches for Tlaib and Omar.
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"The two new Muslim members of Congress go even further than this. Tlaib endorses a one-state solution where Jews have no right to their sovereign state."
Ingraham, speaking of Tlaib, continued, "She said in an interview citing her Palestinian heritage, 'Separate but equal does not work.' And in 2014, Omar tweeted, "Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel."
"She recently called Israel -- one of our closest allies-- an apartheid regime," Ingraham said of Omar.
Ingraham has landed in hot water before for singling out minority groups as not part of main-street America. In August she was criticized for a racially charged monologue that many dubbed a "white supremacist" speech. Ingraham said, that “in major parts of the country, it does seem that the America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people and they’re changes that none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like.”
Ocasio-Cortez responded on Twitter to Fox's coverage of her proposals as radical, writing, "Oh no! They discovered our vast conspiracy to take care of children and save the planet."
Ocasio-Cortez of New York joined about 200 climate-change activists Tuesday as they staged a protest at the office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Protesters are calling on Democratic leaders to put forward a “Green New Deal” that includes a swift transition to 100 percent renewable energy in line with findings of a recent report on climate change by United Nations. Some protesters were being arrested Tuesday after refusing to leave a hallway outside Pelosi’s office.
Ocasio-Cortez, 29, who is set to become the youngest member of Congress in January, addressed the group briefly before arrests were made.
Pelosi has pledged to reinstate a special committee on climate change after Democrats take control of the House. The California Democrat said in a statement that she welcomes the activists.
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