White House Advisor Kellyanne Conway Kellyanne Elizabeth ConwayPress: Mueller approaches Trump George Conway meets Trump: Looks like prosecutors have "a pretty good case" Prosecutors associate Trump with illegal payments during the campaign MORE [19659003tauntedRep-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y) during a Fox News appearance on Tuesday, calling it a "29-year-old congressman does not seem to know much. "
Conway's criticism came in an interview in "America's Newsroom" about possible successors to the White House Chief of Staff John Kelly John Francis KellyMORE . Conway criticized Ocasio-Cortez for calling Kelly a liar.
"[Kelly] is in the public service in his fifth decade, and this country owes him a gratefulness, not the nonsense he's recently wasted on the Internet and this 29-year-old congresswoman who apparently does not have much seems to know when she asks about her basic concepts about the economy, the Middle East or military financing, "Conway anchored Bill Hemmer.
"[It’s] really embarrassing, and even to use a Slur against him yesterday – I will not repeat her name or the Slur," Conway said.
"Let me stand up for General John Kelly He has it He has done excellent work for this country for almost 50 years, including here for a year and a half here in the White House as our chief of staff."
Ocasio-Cortez in a Sunday tweet accused Kelly of "just being tricked." lied about "Rep." Frederica Wilson Frederica Patricia Wilson Ofcasio-Cortez: John Kelly is a coward who refuses to join the Dem-legislator John Kelly's apology apologizes, and worries about the future of the White House: John Kelly leaves the White House at the end of the year MORE (D-Fla.), Of which the elected congressman was to blame.
Kelly cited Wilson as an "empty barrel" in October of last year, claiming she had claimed to secure funding for a new FBI outpost in her Miami neighborhood during her opening ceremony. No evidence could be found that Wilson had made the claim.
"John Kelly was directly lied to for offending @RepWilson in comments aimed at discrediting her." Ocasio-Cortez wrote 1.55 million followers on Twitter. "He absolutely owes her an apology, and his refusal is not a sign of strength – it's cowardice."
John Kelly was directly offended because he had lied in @RepWilson in comments aimed at discrediting them.
He absolutely owes her an apology, and his refusal to do so is not a sign of strength – it's cowardice. https://t.co/BA40Hgofvk[19459012-AlexandriaOcasio-Cortez(@Ocasio2018) December 10, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez has quickly established itself in Washington, where she has used her social media account attention for to win their concerns and their allies. She will officially take office in January.
CORRECTION: A first version of this story was misquoted by Conway. It has been corrected.