Embattled Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended her “riot remarks” Wednesday afternoon; thanking her supporters on social media after she suggested Americans should “riot like Palestinians” during a radio interview.
“Thankful for the wide, intergenerational coalition of communities coming together – Israeli & Palestinian, Jewish & Muslim, American & around the world – seeking to advance that peace and justice,” posted AOC on Twitter.
“True peace is not the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”
Thankful for the wide, intergenerational coalition of communities coming together – Israeli & Palestinian, Jewish & Muslim, American & around the world – seeking to advance that peace and justice. https://t.co/xs9hPp0Jv3
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 31, 2019
Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found herself at the center of another anti-Israeli scandal this week; saying Palestinians “have no choice but to riot” and urging Americans to follow suit.
NEW: Anti-Semitic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) encourages Palestinians to "riot" against Israel https://t.co/x7LviKOKk6
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 31, 2019
“Once someone doesn’t have access to clean water they have no choice but to riot. Right?” she said. “But it doesn’t have to be that way. I’m not even just talking about Palestinians, I’m talking about communities in poverty in the United States, I’m talking about Latin America, I’m talking about all over the world.”
“The same way me criticizing Trump doesn’t make me anti-American, criticizing the occupation doesn’t make you anti-Israel, frankly. It doesn’t make you against the existence of a nation,” she added.
Ocasio-Cortez doubled-down on her vitriolic rhetoric regarding the Middle East peace process in a recent interview; saying she absolutely agrees with the host’s criticism of the “criminal” Israeli government and other “White Supremacist Jews.”
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“There’s a lot of young Jewish people that I know that are absolutely against the occupation and I wanted you, because often on this program, we have the freedom to address the fact that something that you know people, it’s an oxymoron, how do you have white supremacist Jews? How do you have people like Stephen Miller? How do you have these individuals who are legit aligning with racism and white supremacy, but they’re Jewish and it’s something that most people can’t wrap their brains around. But it’s a real thing and what’s going on with Israel and Palestine, while it’s very deep, it is very, very criminal. It is very, very unjust,” said ‘EBRO in the morning.’
“Absolutely, and I think to where we’re at as a country when it comes to Israel-Palestine is very much a generational thing. I think that when we start looking at it through that lens, a lot of this stuff starts to make sense. It’s like what you’re talking about, young Jews in Israel are sick of this,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
President Trump called-out ‘The Squad’ on social media earlier this month; blasting the four freshman Congresswomen as “racist troublemakers” and “not very smart.”