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WATCH: Fox Guest Rips Host Pete Hegseth Over Bader Ginsburg

When Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday night, attention immediately turned towards her Supreme Court seat. Hours after her death was announced, Mitch McConnell posted a statement about filing her seat. And Fox News hosts could barely wait to talk about how the death would help Donald Trump.

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Pete Hegseth not only talked about RBG’s death on Sunday, he also used the event to take a dig at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Fox host was summarily called out by Michigan state senator Karen Whitsett.

Hegseth said to the Democratic lawmaker, “Comrade Cortez firing up her base in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. The New York socialist telling supporters they need to back Biden now more than ever. Karen, I will start with you. Comrade Cortez says let this moment radicalize you. Is that what this should do for Democrats?”

Whitsett answered:

“You know, I honestly feel that this is a time that we ought to be mourning Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We need to be honoring her, giving that time for the rest of the nation to mourn her. She was an icon, she was a movement in herself, she changed so many people’s lives. It’s not just women. And I honestly think that we need to be honoring her at this time. This weekend should be all about her and taking that time to mourn her. We lost someone that was extremely valuable to the country.”

“Point taken,” Hegseth responded. “And — and — and totally understandable.”

Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Fox News:



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