Tucker Carlson tells AOC 'please stop talking about yourself' as Dem says she's in therapy from 'trauma' of Capitol riot

TUCKER Carlson has pleaded with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to "please stop talking about yourself" after the Democrat revealed she was in therapy over the "trauma" she suffered during the Capitol riots.

The Fox News host took aim at AOC during a segment about the January 6 insurrection on Tuesday night, in which he also mocked CNN's Anderson Cooper for calling the riot the "worst act of violence since the civil war."

"How bad was the January 6 white supremacist and Q-Anon insurrection in Washington? It was bad but it keeps getting worse," he began. " Just on Friday, CNN informed us that that day was actually worse than 9/11 and pearl harbor.

"The worst single act of violence since the Civil War?" he asked through strained laughter. "Do people even read anymore?"

Turning his attention to AOC – who he calls "Sandy" – Carlson continued: "Sandy Cortez can't read, but she can feel.

"She's very easily traumatized. She was noway near the white supremacist/Q-Anon insurrection when it happened – but to this day she's got PTSD from it."

Carlson's jeering follows an interview AOC did last month with the weekly public radio show Latino USA.

During that appearance, the Democratic firebrand revealed that she was learning how to "slow down" after the attack, which left five dead including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.

"After the 6th, I took some time and it was really [Rep.] Ayanna Pressley when I explained to her what happened to me, like the day of, because I ran to her office and she was like, 'you need to recognize trauma'," AOC said.

"You have this transition. Period of escalating violence, which really culminated on the sixth for which it extraordinarily traumatizing events not being discussed. It's politically sensitive. No one wants to say boo-hoo, but there are members of congress that served in war."

When pressed by host Maria Hinojosa, AOC confirmed that she was seeking help from a therapist.

"Yeah, I'm doing therapy," she said. "but also I've just slowed down. I think the Trump administration had a lot of us, especially Latino communities, in a very reactive mode."

Responding to her remarks on Tuesday night, Carlson said with a laugh: "Imagine being that girl’s therapist."

"You are paid to listen to people talk about themselves, your job is to You are paid to listen to people talk about themselves, your job is to absorb narcissism. That's how you make a living.

"[But] At some point you have to say please stop talking about yourself, please stop complaining," he wheezed.

The host then blasted the government for purportedly not releasing "thousands of hours of surveillance footage" from the riot, and called Anderson Cooper "historically illiterate."

"So if it was the worst day of political violence since the civil war, says the historically illiterate CNN anchor, why won't they show us the pictures?"

Carlson then played a clip from inside the legislature, showing one demonstrator speaking through a megaphone, calling for the DC police to work "peacefully" with the protesters.

"Poor Cortez is probably speed dialing her therapist right now," Carlson said.

Ocasio-Cortez previously revealed that she hid in the bathroom with a staffer while a mob of angry Trump supporters broke into the Capitol building, many of them chanting her name.

"I thought I was going to die," she recalled in an Instagram live back in February. "I have never been quieter in my entire life."

A damning new report released on Tuesday said that DC police were not properly warned about the threat of an armed attack despite intelligence agencies, including the FBI, being aware of the risks weeks earlier.

Intelligence agencies hat Trump supporters were talking online about storming the Capitol and urging people to "bring your guns," the bi-partisan report said.

They were aware that groups wanted to target Democratic lawmakers and were looking to infiltrate the tunnel system under the Capitol in an effort to prevent the certification of Joe Biden as president.

Yet the federal agencies failed to adequately inform local law enforcement that the pro-Trump extremists were threatening violence, it adds.

The report was released as Democrats continue to push for an independent probe into the Capitol riot despite Republican Senators voting to stop a bipartisan investigation just over a week ago.

The new report by two Senate committees highlights the failures in the lead-up to the attack which resulted in the death of four Trump supporters and a Capitol police officer.

The report also ties the death by suicide of two Capitol cops in the aftermath of the event to the violence.

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