AOC calls Rush Limbaugh a "virulent racist" after he receives Medal of Freedom

by Daniel Payne · Feb 5th, 2020 3:46 pm

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Tuesday accused Rush Limbaugh of being a "virulent racist" just hours after the legendary radio host received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Trump.

The New York representative delivered the remarks on an Instagram Live broadcast following Trump awarding the medal to Limbaugh during the State of the Union address. She did not offer any evidence or examples to support her claim of Limbaugh's racism, although at one point she said it was "truly nauseating" that he had received the award.

Ocasio-Cortez implied in the broadcast that the award should have gone to someone else at the State of the Union, claiming that there were "plenty of people in that audience" who deserved it more, though she did not offer any specific examples.


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