During a snark-filled segment about the 2020 Democratic presidential primary on Friday’s Outnumbered, Fox News host Harris Faulkner had a question for her fellow panelists: “What are y’all going to do if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez jumps in?”
Not one person seated around the couch corrected her on one important fact: At 29 years old, the freshman Democrat from New York will not be old enough in 2020 to run for president. According to the Constitution, candidates must be 35 years old by Inauguration Day.
“She’s going to take all the water out of the pool,” Faulkner predicted.
From there, Juan Williams said the the right would be “delighted because she’s such a convenient foil” before shifting the conversation to Beto O’Rourke’s live-streamed dentist appointment.
As footage of O’Rourke getting his teeth cleaned and Sen. Elizabeth Warren drinking a beer played on the giant screen behind them, Faulkner added, “I know people are going to say, oh my gosh, AOC already? Hey, Beto already!”
Unlike Ocasio-Cortez, who would be just old enough to run for the presidency in 2024, O’Rourke will be 48 years old on Election Day 2020, one year older than Barack Obama was when he took office in 2008.