Hannity invites Ocasio-Cortez to join prime-time show for full hour

Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityFederal appeals court revives Seth Rich's family's lawsuit against Fox News Politicon announces lineup including Comey, Hannity, Priebus Ed Henry returns to 'Fox & Friends' in teary interview after recovering from donating part of his liver MORE extended an open invitation to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezGreta Thunberg scolds Congress on climate action: 'I know you are trying but just not hard enough' Ocasio-Cortez endorses challenger to Democrat Lipinski in Illinois race The Hill's Morning Report - What is Trump's next move on Iran? MORE (D-N.Y.) to join his prime-time show for a full hour on Thursday after the rookie congresswoman faced a week of criticism for an ongoing spat between her and Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: Democrats will 'certainly' beat Trump in 2020 Kavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw Lewandowski, Democrats tangle at testy hearing MORE (D-Calif.).

“I’m going to extend tonight an offer to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” Hannity said, addressing the camera directly. ”I know she watches. She’s on Twitter. She tweets about the show. I want to give you an hour invitation on this show to have a discussion.”

Hannity also offered the full three hours of his radio show to Ocasio-Cortez.


“You get a lot of criticism on this program. We’ll talk. We’ll have a conversation. Hope you’ll join us," the host said before handing off to host Laura IngrahamLaura Anne IngrahamTrump: 'Top shows' on Fox News, cable are 'Fair (or great)' to me Trump criticizes Fox, which 'isn't working for us anymore' NYT's Stephens roasted for response to bedbug crack: 'Dish it out but can't take it' MORE, who noted that she also had invited Ocasio-Cortez on her program.

Hannity, a staunch supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border MORE, has extended such invitations on his program before, including to former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyWe've lost sight of the real scandal Former Obama officials willing to testify on McCabe's behalf: report House Democrats seeking Sessions's testimony in impeachment probe MORE last year.

Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive member of the lower chamber and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, has appeared multiple times on MSNBC and CNN, but has yet to appear on Fox News for any sit-down interviews. 

The rookie lawmaker faced sharp criticism this week for a feud with the Speaker, accusing Pelosi of putting a target on “newly elected women of color” for their far-left policy positions. Ocasio-Cortez faced criticism from some of her Democratic colleagues for what they said were unrealistic views about her influence in Congress that were hurting Democrats' policy agenda.

The tensions followed after Pelosi told The New York Times last weekend that the "squad" of progressive House freshmen — Ocasio-Cortez and Reps. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOmar says she hopes Netanyahu not reelected Bill Maher, Michael Moore spar over Democrats' strategy for 2020 Young insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight MORE (Mich.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTrump seeks to expand electoral map with New Mexico rally Omar says she hopes Netanyahu not reelected Sunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate MORE (Minn.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyKavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw Pressley on Kavanaugh impeachment: 'Deeply disturbing' that a justice 'could have this many allegations' Trump praises Kavanaugh as a 'great, brilliant man,' blasts NYT over 'smear' report at rally MORE (Mass.) — were the only Democrats to oppose the party’s border bill. The Speaker said the four therefore had less clout in any subsequent debate over the bill's Senate version, despite their massive social media presence.

The Hill has reached out to Ocasio-Cortez for comment.