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

Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityTrump knocks Mueller after deal struck for him to testify Hannity invites Ocasio-Cortez to join prime-time show for full hour Trump peeved at Fox News for airing 'F--- Trump' chant: report MORE extended an open invitation to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezGeorge Conway calls Trump a 'racist president' in new op-ed House Democrats introduce resolution condemning Trump for 'racist' comments Trump's family separation policy has taken US to 'lowest depth possible,' says former immigration lawyer 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 PelosiHouse Democrat pushes for censuring Trump in closed-door meeting Trump: I don't have a racist bone in my body Ocasio-Cortez responds to fresh criticism from Trump 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.

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“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 IngrahamHannity invites Ocasio-Cortez to join prime-time show for full hour Laura Ingraham, Joaquin Castro feud on Twitter over migrant detainment facilities Poll: 36 percent of voters say DC, Puerto Rico should get statehood MORE, who noted that she also had invited Ocasio-Cortez on her program.

Hannity, a staunch supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE, has extended such invitations on his program before, including to former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyHannity invites Ocasio-Cortez to join prime-time show for full hour The Hill's 12:30 Report: Acosta under fire over Epstein plea deal White House repeatedly blocks ex-aide from answering Judiciary panel questions 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 TlaibScaramucci calls Trump tweets 'racist and unacceptable' House Democrat pushes for censuring Trump in closed-door meeting Black Caucus leader calls Trump's attacks on minority lawmakers 'despicable' MORE (Mich.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarScaramucci calls Trump tweets 'racist and unacceptable' House Democrat pushes for censuring Trump in closed-door meeting Black Caucus leader calls Trump's attacks on minority lawmakers 'despicable' MORE (Minn.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyKellyanne Conway: 'I totally disagree' with husband's op-ed calling Trump racist Scaramucci calls Trump tweets 'racist and unacceptable' House Democrat pushes for censuring Trump in closed-door meeting 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.