Kirk: Left's Growing Socialist Movement Is More About Hating the Rich Than Helping the Poor
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning upset in a New York Democratic congressional primary was seen by many as a sign of the growing socialist movement within the Democratic Party.
Ocasio-Cortez, a former campaign organizer for Bernie Sanders and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, defeated 10-term incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley.
The 28-year-old Bronx native supports free higher education, Medicare-for-all and abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Turning Point USA founder and president Charlie Kirk said there is a rising socialist movement in America, because socialism is easy to sell to millennials who "want to believe in utopia."
"It's built on the best intentions of the public," Kirk said on "Fox & Friends" on Friday. "But as I like to say, socialism has become much more about hating the rich than helping the poor."
Steve Doocy pointed out that Ocasio-Cortez appeared on "The Late Show" Thursday night and said, "No person in America should be too poor to live."
"It's very easy to be generous with other people's money, but be careful trying to use rightful means of theft to try to redistribute what you feel is best for society," Kirk said.
He suggested instead of giving people "free stuff," we should focus on how we can create more wealth and more opportunity for people.
"And be brutally honest about the reality of life, not trying to create a utopia on the horizon that will never happen," Kirk said.