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Hugh Hewitt apologizes for saying that Joe Biden 'transgendered into Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez'

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MSNBC contributor and radio host Hugh Hewitt is apologizing for his “bad word choice” after joking that Joe Biden has “gone through the time machine and transgendered into Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.”

While discussing the democratic congresswoman’s recent comments on climate change, where she referred to the issue as “our World War II,” the host of Salem Radio Network’s The Hugh Hewitt Show began to sarcastically praise Ocasio-Cortez on her “youthful energy” and “confident lack of knowledge,” before going on to say that she might even fill the “Biden gap.”

“She’s just wonderful. She’s my favorite person in America,” Hewitt said during an on-air clip obtained by Media Matters. “Joe Biden has actually gone through the time machine and transgendered into Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. This was Joe Biden. She’s going to fill the Biden gap. The Biden gap concerned me. Some day Joe will leave the public stage and we will not have people who will say outlandish things. But now the Biden gap is filled.”

Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt is under fire for saying that Joe Biden has “transgendered into Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” (Photo: Getty Images)
Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt is under fire for saying that Joe Biden has “transgendered into Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” (Photo: Getty Images)

The comment sparked outrage on Twitter, with people calling Hewitt out for the offensive remark — especially considering that it had been made on the same day that the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s transgender military ban. Even after the radio host issued an apology, people have stated that they aren’t willing to accept it.

The parent of a transgender child also replied to further address the issue of Hewitt misusing the term.

Even some fans of Hewitt have expressed their disappointment in the political commentator, who they felt is “usually reasonable.”

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