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AOC: Kids Are Like Dogs

Jeff Katz
December 11, 2019 - 5:44 pm

In another classic AOC moment, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) compared raising a child to dog breeding while pushing for extended paid family leave on Tuesday.

The freshman congresswoman made the remarks during the House Oversight Committee hearing in paid family leave on Tuesday. Needless to say, these outrageous comments did not go over well.

Ocasio-Cortez first asked, "Do we know how long puppies are allowed to stay with their mothers after a dog has given birth?"

Answering her own question, she continued, "Uh, eight weeks. So, the market has decided that women and people who give birth deserve less time with their children than a dog."

She added, "And I think that that at its core has shown that the market has failed to treat people with dignity and with basic respect."