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Liberal ‘The View’ co-hosts positively blast Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Sit still for a minute and learn the job!’

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Ladies of 'The View' were not standing down against fellow liberal AOC

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Not even the leftists on "The View" are on board with the way newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) communicates her outspoken ideas and enthusiasm.

Ocasio-Cortez — at 29 years old, and the youngest congresswoman elected in U.S. history — was sworn in on Thursday.

Ooh, what happened?

During Monday's airing of the ABC show — the first airing since returning from holiday hiatus — co-host Whoopi Goldberg outright encouraged Ocasio-Cortez to settle down, take a seat, and listen to her elders.

"Listen, let me just say this about Ocasio-Cortez," Goldberg began. "She just got in on Thursday. She was sworn in. And she's very opinionated — which we like. We like opinionated women."

"But," Goldberg countered, "it is very, very difficult when people make accusations where you say, you know, 'The Democrats have done nothing, the establishment of the Democrats have done nothing.'"

She went on and pointed out to several people within the Democratic Party who haven't "done nothing."

Goldberg went on to address Ocasio-Cortez directly.

"John Lewis wasn't sitting still. Dianne Feinstein wasn't sitting still," Goldberg said. "There are a whole bunch of people in the Democratic Party who have been busting their a**es to make sure that women get what they need, people get what they need, children get what they need."

Goldberg then went on to suggest that she actually get her feet wet and learn the job before she starts trying to shake up the foundation of something that she may not understand.

"So you just got in there and I know you got lots of good ideas, but I would encourage you to sit still for a minute and learn the job," Goldberg said, to audience applause. "You know, because there are people in that party who have been working their tails off for this. And you could learn some stuff from them."

"And I just feel like, you know, you don't have to be born into it. You don't have to know it when you step out, but before you start pooping on people and what they've done, you got to do something too," she concluded.

"She hasn't done that," fellow co-host Joy Behar quipped.

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