Radio host and MSNBC contributor Hugh Hewitt apologized Tuesday for joking on his radio program that former Vice President Joe Biden had “gone via a time machine and transgendered into” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.
Hewitt made the comment throughout a Tuesday morning broadcast of his syndicated radio present, “The Hugh Hewitt Present.” It was two days after Ocasio-Cortez warned that the world would finish in 12 years and mentioned local weather change was millennials’ World Warfare II.
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“I’d love to speak to her,” Hewitt mentioned. “Only a lengthy, prolonged dialog the place the phrase salad doesn’t maintain up. It wilts within the warmth. Not hardball, simply hold speaking. She’s simply great. She’s my favourite particular person in America.”
Hewitt then joked that Ocasio-Cortez had stuffed the hole for Biden, who has additionally raised eyebrows for incendiary statements like telling a room filled with African-Individuals in the course of the 2012 Presidential Election that the Republicans’ insurance policies would “put y’all again in chains.”
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“Joe Biden has truly gone via the time machine and transgendered into Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” Hewitt joked. “This was Joe Biden – she’s going to fill the Biden hole. The Biden hole involved me. Sometime Joe will go away the general public stage and we won’t have individuals who will say outlandish issues. However now the Biden hole is stuffed.”
Hewitt later apologized for the joke after damaging reactions, tweeting: “Apologies. Dangerous phrase alternative on a delicate topic.”