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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called Tucker Carlson a 'creep' after he said a past Instagram Live broadcast was an 'invitation for a booty call'

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Tucker Carlson alongside Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. AP Images © Provided by Business Insider Tucker Carlson alongside Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. AP Images
  • Fox News host Tucker Carlson reviewed portions of a biography about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on his show. 
  • Carlson said one excerpt from the book that referenced an Instagram Live broadcast was tantamount to "an invitation to a booty call." 
  • Ocasio-Cortez responded by tweeting that Carlson is a "creep."

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday called Fox News host Tucker Carlson a "creep" after he ran a segment about her on his show, "Tucker Carlson Tonight." 

On the Friday evening broadcast, Carlson offered commentary on "Take Up Space: The Unprecedented AOC," a forthcoming book by the editors of New York Magazine. The biography covers Ocasio-Cortez's rise to political stardom, and it's set to be released on February 22.

Carlson during the segment said he received an early copy of the book, which he called a "book-length suck up" to the progressive lawmaker. 

Carlson then featured an excerpt that referenced one of Ocasio-Cortez' live broadcasts on Instagram. 

The excerpt, which was read aloud on Carlson's show, read: "She has no agenda, nothing in particular to get off her chest. It really is as if she were exhausted and wanting to talk. 'I'm alone today,' she says pointedly at the camera."

Carlson called Ocasio-Cortez' comments "a little strange" and said she was "definitely oversharing." 


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"The person who wrote this didn't even perceive how creepy it was," Carlson said. "'I'm alone today, Ocasio-Cortez says pointedly at the camera.' Is it just us or does that sound like an invitation to a booty call? Maybe one step from 'What are you wearing?'"

  

Ocasio-Cortez responded to Carlson in a tweet Friday, referencing her past comments calling out Republicans for what she deemed their "sexual frustrations." 

"Remember when the right wing had a meltdown when I suggested they exhibit obsessive impulses around young women? Well now Tucker Carlson is wishing for… this on national TV," she tweeted. 

"You're a creep bro," Ocasio-Cortez added. "If you're this easy w/ sexual harassment on air, how are you treating your staff?"

A spokesperson for Fox News did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. 

In the same segment, Carlson said AOC was not a woman of color, calling her a "rich entitled white lady." Ocasio-Cortez's mother is from Puerto Rico, and she has called herself a woman of color multiple times. 

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