Whoopi Goldberg to Ocasio-Cortez: Stop 'Pooping on People'

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January 7, 2019

"The View" host Whoopi Goldberg called upon Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) to stop "pooping on people," in response to inflammatory comments the newly sworn-in congresswoman made in her Sunday night "60 Minutes" interview.

Anderson Cooper, a "60 Minutes" correspondent and CNN host, told Ocasio-Cortez that her challenges to establishment Democrats were "politically dangerous tactics."

"It’s absolutely risky," Ocasio-Cortez said in response. "It requires risk to try something new, but also, we know so much of what we’ve tried in the past hasn’t worked, either."

In the same interview, the New York congresswoman called herself a radical, saying it "only has ever been radicals that have changed this country."

Goldberg criticized Ocasio-Cortez for overlooking the achievements of her peers.

"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," she said. "But I just want to throw this out to you. [Rep.] John Lewis [D., Ga.] wasn’t sitting still. [Rep.] Dianne Feinstein [D., Calif.] wasn’t sitting still."

Goldberg added that she believes Ocasio-Cortez must "sit still for a minute and learn the job" before criticizing others.

"There are a whole bunch of people in the Democratic Party who have been busting their asses to make sure women get what they need, people get what they need, children get what they need," she said. "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."