This one is a shocker…
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s comparison of migrant detention centers to concentration camps may have conservatives seeing red, but she’s getting support on another matter from a very unexpected source: Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren.
After a surprising comment by calling Alabama’s abortion ban “too restrictive,” the conservative commentator has announced that she agrees with Ocasio-Cortez that birth control should be available over the counter and without a prescription. The freshman congresswoman is among the co-sponsors of the “Affordability Is Access” bill created by Rep. Ayanna Pressley to make oral contraception more readily available and covered by insurance.
While Lahren usually enjoys throwing barbs at those with liberal views, she admitted that making birth control easier to access would be “helpful.” In true Lahren fashion, however, she added a caveat: “Acknowledging that doesn’t make me feminist, makes me a realist!”
Never thought this would happen, but I agree with @AOC birth control should be available over-the-counter.
Working women don’t have a lot of spare time-removing the doctor’s visit burden would be helpful. Acknowledging that doesn’t make me feminist, makes me a realist!
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) June 18, 2019
Lahren is not the first so-called strange bedfellow to take up the birth control cause. Earlier, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz offered to team up with Ocasio-Cortez on a “simple, clean bill.” Rep. Pressley then swooped in to remind him that said bill was already in the works.
Hi there @tedcruz hit up our girl @pattymurray she and I have already written the bill, album dropping tomorrow 😉 @AOC‘s vocals (& original co sponsorship) = on point. @KatieHill4CA’s an original too. Just call it the Destiny’s Child of OTC birth control https://t.co/Ri2q1Viez4
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) June 12, 2019
Some liberals were amazed that they agreed with the Republican TV personality.
“Stop saying s*** I can agree with, it makes me feel gross,” quipped one commenter.
One of the few things I agree with you. It’s OTC in every civilized country.
— Vote Dem for the Planet (@Brasilmagic) June 18, 2019
My goodness I agree with you for once, perhaps there’s more to all of us than our politics?!
— Elizabeth McCarten (@McC_Beth) June 18, 2019
Tomi is WOKE. 🙌🏽
— Kelly Hernandez (@astoldbykells_x) June 18, 2019