Democratic governor: Ocasio-Cortez is ‘a caricature on Fox News’

Colorado Gov. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisMore than 1,000 gather at Colorado racetrack to protest governor's coronavirus orders Over 300 LGBT leaders endorse Biden for president : 'The most pro-equality ticket in US history' Colorado GOP lawmaker, Michelle Malkin sue governor over coronavirus orders MORE (D) called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOn The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi, Mnuchin ready to restart talks | Weekly jobless claims increase | Senate treads close to shutdown deadline McCarthy says there will be a peaceful transition if Biden wins Anxious Democrats amp up pressure for vote on COVID-19 aid MORE (D-N.Y.) “a caricature on Fox News” and argued that she’s not prolific in the mainstream media.

“The only place I’ve seen her is Fox News — she’s not in the mainstream media,” Polis said in response to a question about her influence in the Democratic Party.

“She just kind of a caricature on Fox News is all we see of her,” he continued.

He added that some of her positions are not "in the mainstream of the Democratic Party," noting that Ocasio-Cortez calls herself a "Democratic socialist."

Ocasio-Cortez last month proposed a 70 percent marginal tax rate on income above $10 million, one of her more progressive positions.

The 29-year-old has become a frequent topic of conversation for Fox News commentators ever since she gained national attention for defeating longtime Rep. Joseph Crowley in their district's 2018 Democratic primary.

The network has particularly taken issue with the New York congresswoman’s progressive policies, such as her proposed "Green New Deal" to combat climate change. 

During a segment discussing the estimated costs the Green New Deal, “Fox & Friends” co-host Pete Hegseth on Tuesday knocked Ocasio-Cortez for her comments questioning the viability of people having children in the age of climate change.

“It’s like your kid spewing nonsense at you and you're like, ‘Quiet, quiet, learn something before you come back to me,’ ” Hegseth said during a segment discussing the estimated costs the Green New Deal.

Hegseth’s comments were in response to an Instagram video by Ocasio-Cortez over the weekend.

Ocasio-Cortez asked her 2.5 million followers, “There’s scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult. And it does lead young people to have a legitimate question: Is it OK to still have children?”

The network also recently criticized the Democratic lawmaker over her planned staffed salaries, saying they amounted to "socialism and communism on display.”

Ocasio-Cortez later fired back, arguing that the GOP is “disconnected” from the idea that “people should be paid enough to live.”

Updated at 5:40 p.m. 

— Tess Bonn