‘Really Embarrassing’: Kellyanne Conway Unloads on Ocasio-Cortez for Claiming John Kelly Was a Coward

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway had some harsh words for Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) after she accused White House chief of staff John Kelly of “cowardice.”

As IJR previously reported, Ocasio-Cortez slammed the four-star general for failing to apologize to Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) for a long-standing feud between the two political figures.

Many questioned Ocasio-Cortez’s word choice, but Conway outdid them all. She slammed the future congresswoman without even saying her name.

Watch the video below:

“[Kelly] is in his fifth decade of public service, and this country owes him a debt of gratitude, not the nonsense that’s been spewed about him, even recently, from the left and from this 29-year-old congresswoman who doesn’t seem to know much about anything when you ask her basic concepts about the economy, the Middle East, military funding. Really embarrassing. And for her to even use a slur against him yesterday, and I won’t repeat her name or the slur, but let me stand up for Gen. John Kelly. He’s done a magnificent job for this country for almost 50 years.”

Conway made several references to infamous blunders Ocasio-Cortez has made on her understanding of the economy, the Middle East, and military funding:

  • The restaurant Ocasio-Cortez worked at had to close after new minimum wage regulations drove up operating costs.
  • She revealed that she didn’t quite understand the conflict between Israel and its neighbors in the Middle East, though she jumped to call its existence an “occupation.”
  • She claimed that Medicare-for-all could be paid for using the Pentagon’s accounting errors.

As Conway noted, Kelly is a four-star military general and a Gold Star parent. His son was killed in Afghanistan. After his military career ended, he served as the homeland security secretary and, of course, White House chief of staff.

Kelly announced that he would be leaving the White House in January. The hunt to find his replacement has begun, but the choice has yet to be made public.

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WellHungChad
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Regarding AOC, the term “snot nosed brat” comes to mind…

TOM
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That is a phrase that I have not heard recently.

Alison Williams
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This little twit, AOC, is racking up quite a few ignorant comments in record time! She has surpassed the “dumb blonde” stereotype!

TOM
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Careful here, Alexandria Obviously-Clueless’s hair is not blond it is dark brown / black. The only blond connected to this story is Kellyanne and she is in no way dumb.

Patricia Copenhaver
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John Kelly may be a decorated general but he is also a misogynist and a coward for not apologizing to Rep. Wilson. He is long overdue.

WellHungChad
Member

Frederica Willsuck deserves no apology!!! Her “gold star” mother was as full of shit as Frederica’s stupid hats. This farce was well documented but it appears you didn’t get the memo. Try to keep up, moron!

TOM
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Thumbs up to you.

Mark Swatzki
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Apologize she is a knit wit?

TOM
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I can’t tell if you meant to write what you did or if you meant to use nitwit.

TOM
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Spoken like a true misandrist.

Mark Swatzki
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nitwit or knitwit. All the same

Pat Warnock
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Can’t anyone shut Red Alexandria up – pity her poor constituents in the Bronx – represented by an idiot

TOM
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From what I read her constituents think that Alexandria Obviously-Clueless is the greatest thing to come along since sliced bread.

John Gagliano Jr
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This woman is horrible. I couldn’t finish the whole clip.

Citizen
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Thanks to AOC I now believe in reincarnation though I don’t know how Pelosi pulled that off before her death.

WellHungChad
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Citizen, you’ve seen the zombie movies, right??

TOM
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AOC is not the reincarnation of Piglosi. Piglosi is a maroon, AOC is a special kind of college degreed uneducated stupid.

Screwtape
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Kelly should absolutely apologize, right after AOC does so for threatening Donald Trump, Jr. with a subpoena for tweeting about you.

You haven’t even been sworn-in and have already violated House Ethics. Abusing the power of your GOVERNMENT office to bully someone exercising his 1st Amendment rights is also unconstitutional.

Consider that when the oath of office is administered.

TOM
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Shouldn’t AOC’s numerous rules, ethics, and constitution violations be considered BEFORE the oath of office is administered to her?

Screwtape
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Sorry to say, that WE the people have no say on that part of the process.

Rocky Drummond
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Madison: your own linked article points out that a higher minimum wage was not the sole reason for closing the restaurant where AOC worked. Independent restaurants tend to have a short lifespan anyway and the owner admitted that “changes over the years” were a factor. He didn’t specifically blame wages.

The average wage for a McDonald’s employee in Denmark was $21UD, last year and the cost of a BigMac is a bit higher, but McDonald’s didn’t leave the country because of wages.

Screwtape
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“The rents are very high and now the minimum wage is going up and we have a huge number of employees.”

Higher wages were not the only reason given by the former owner, but one of the top two. That’s significant and he DID specifically blame them.

That’s like saying death is caused by the cessation of life, and also breathing, but that the breathing part isn’t a factor.

banstan
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Let’s stick to the important stuff, Screw, McDonalds is still in Denmark. How do you go from “independent restaurants” here in America to using McDonalds in Denmark handling higher wages is beyond me.

Screwtape
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It’s also highly suspect that Rocky has ever run a small business.

Maybe he’s so high on mandatory increase of minimum wages because that will benefit him. Hmm….he seems to know an awful lot about Macdonalds.

Rocky Drummond
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Ha ha ha, wrong AGAIN! I have always worked for or owned small businesses.

Screwtape
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Really? How successful was it? If you had employees, did you pay them above the prevailing or minimum wages?

Rocky Drummond
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How successful? That’s none of your business, but I will say that I was able to retire a long, long time ago.

Screwtape
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Not my business and apparently not your’s either. Your reticence is somewhat telling.

Hey, I also worked for and ran a string of small businesses. Shoveling snow, mowing lawns, and selling papers. Later I had much larger small businesses.

Rocky Drummond
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We didn’t have snow where I grew up, but like a lot of young people, we had paper routes and I cut grass.

Screwtape
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Yet even those had expenses in time and resources. Gas and oil for the mowers, etc. Were you the proprietor and sole employee or did you hire “help”?

Screwtape
Member

I too, retired a long time ago, but I invested, saved, and planned for it. Patent royalties are a part of that. Was your retirement planned or did it just happen to you?

Cherl
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You’re funny. Writing it and doing it seldom coincide.

Screwtape
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Cherl, I agree, but have to ask are you addressing me or Rocky?

Life is filled with armchair (fill in the blank).

It was not an infrequent thing in my past professions where some theorized and others actually either proving/disproving those theories or making things work in reality.

Mark Swatzki
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Ok Mr Success’s. Which is better? A business under Socialism or Capitalism?

Screwtape
Member

Mark, are you addressing me or Rockhead, man of mystery?
Is this a trick question?

Some forms of socialism allow no private businesses, other forms coerce/co-opt them (q.v. national socialism), but ALL take a disproportionate and undeserved amount of whatever you might make.

Erica Fry
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McDonald’s also has the money base to do things en masse to reduce their costs, like the automated kiosks. Most restaurants operate at 5% profit or less, and labor is the #1 highest output for them. Changes over the years could simply mean that higher wage requirements have made it impossible for them to buy new equipment needed to keep the restaurant running or fewer people coming in because the owners have had to raise prices.

Mark Swatzki
Member

So it could come down to. Hey Alexa I will take a McRib and fries

Erica Fry
Member

Honestly, it could.

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