On Thursday night, Time cover art star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, was stopped by Seth Meyer's Late Night .
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, representative of the 14th district of New York, was asked by the comedian about Fox News' apparent obsession with her – that she had basically become her new Hillary Clinton (or her bogeywoman).
"I mean, it's funny. Why are so many adult men so obsessed with this 29 year old? "She answered, laughing from the crowd. "No, but I think it's really funny and the conspiracy theories are great."
As a result, Meyers jokingly asked about Fox Hailabee's regular Mike Huckabee indignation, which claims to be completely irrelevant and utterly groundless that the 29-year-old New Yorker is a "Manchurian candidate."
"I am not a Manchurian candidate, but I have amazing staff ̵
Meyers then asked the congressman if their congressional colleagues" received bad information "about them from Fox News and in the end really believe it.
"Well, it's funny, because one of the side effects of this madness of the Fox News is that other members of the congress believe it and see it uncritically," she explained. "And so I was once on the floor [House] and that guy came to me and said," Is it true that you got $ 10 million from Netflix? "And I'm like," No … what else are you doing? do not know! This is worrisome!
For the record: The $ 10 million figure is what Netflix paid for the documentary Knock Down House which presents Ocasio-Cortez as one of its four main themes. The film won both the US Documentary Audience Award and the Festival Favorite Award at the Sundance Film Festival 2019.