Promoting her new book “Liars, Leakers and Liberals,” Laura Ingraham discussed on Monday what she has described as the “special relationship” between Republicans and “The Squad,” a group of women coming to leadership positions that has “privileged” women and “embarrassed” men, a group she said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is not included in.
Ingraham, the host of Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,” began by saying that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a “phenomenal” political figure, a “cute kid from the Bronx” who speaks about “wants to make immigration work” and wants to create a “better America.” Then Ingraham used that information to make the point that liberals talk about Hispanics, blacks and other demographic groups and it is never Latinos, blacks or other like groups that are referred to.
But when asked if it was possible to have a “Republican interest group and a Democratic interest group,” Ingraham noted that there was no “Republican female health group.” She quickly reiterated that the word “Republicans” implies Republicans and said “the Democrats … are an interest group that Republicans have no interest in it.”
This is when she turned her attention to the “Special Relationship” between Democrats and women. Ingraham said it’s “frankly embarrassing” that “Republicans have such little interest in the fact that we elected 31 women to Congress last year and that we have yet to nominate a woman for president.” She said then they ran a “terrible campaign” and she referred to “White House garden flowers” and women from a “women’s club” by referring to the “Pelosi squad.”
Ingraham then introduced Alexandra Deshane-Chapman, author of “The Squad: Meet the Elite Women Who Are Hatching a Radical Change in American Politics” who is currently on the book tour with Ingraham. Deshane-Chapman talked about the “batmobile” that Pelosi rode and the attention it received and Ingraham noted the “squad” was helping the “Batmobile” by “moving through Iowa and New Hampshire and showing them why [women] need a political movement and this special relationship.
“My take is that theresa [O’Neill] has her eye on 2020,” Ingraham added, using O’Neill’s Twitter handle to reference Rep. Theresa Miller, R-Pa., who is also vying for the spot of vice chairman of the Republican Women’s Policy Committee.
This article was written by David Weigel, a reporter for The Washington Post.