On Monday, conservative radio host Dan Bongino criticized Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for coming to his state of Florida and going maskless, particularly if she didn’t like “conservative America.”
Bongino made his comments during an interview on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”
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Bongino To AOC: ‘Girl, don’t go away mad, just go away’
Bongino said of Ocasio-Cortez, “Just don’t come to Florida, okay? It’s a free country, I can’t tell AOC what to do unlike the tyrannical lunatic, you know, anti-free speech left. I actually believe in freedom. You can travel where you want.”
“Having said that, why?” the pundit asked. “Why do you want to come down here? You say you hate us.”
Bongino resides in Florida.
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Ocasio-Cortez was recently criticized for traveling to Florida while people in her home district in New York were dealing with increasing COVID-19 cases coupled with more aggressive restrictions.
Bongino continued, “We’re, you know, white nationalists, Nazis, fascists, racists, transphobic, homophobic. You say you hate us. We’re all backwards…”
“We’re like a bunch of … rednecks,” he added. “Every insult that you can throw at conservative America. Which is ridiculous and absurd you throw at us. So why do you want to be around us?”
Bongino then quoted 1980s heavy metal band Motley Crew, adding, “Girl, don’t go away mad, just go away.”
“Don’t come down here. Why are you coming down here?” Bongino asked again. “We don’t want to be near you. We’re not interested in being … we’re not moving to New York.”
“There’s no mass exodus to New York or California,” Bongino added. “The U-Haul rates are higher in the other direction.”
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‘Escape From New York’
The conservative host then made another pop culture reference.
“Everybody’s emulating Snake Plissken from the 1980s movies,” Bongino said. “They’re trying to escape from New York.”
“We don’t want you,” Bongino said. “Please don’t come down here. We’re not interested. You clearly failed. You created hellholes where you live by voting for your lunacy. Just stay away. We’ve got a good thing.”