Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) days as a member of her far-left ‘squad’ of Democrat lawmakers might just be coming to an end after the New York lawmaker broke ranks with her fellow squad member.
AOC broke with her fellow squad members when she condemned the “unacceptable” Pro-Palestine rallies in NYC following Saturday’s attack on Israel.
“It should not be hard to shut down hatred and antisemitism where we see it,” AOC said in a statement Monday. “That is a core tenet of solidarity. The bigotry and callousness expressed in Times Square on Sunday were unacceptable and harmful in this devastating moment.”
AOC maintained that the pro-Palestine rally did not speak for thousands of New Yorkers capable of rejecting Hamas’ horrifying attacks against innocent civilians.
Thousands of Palestine supporters gathered at a rally on Sunday with megaphones and yellow signs reading: “Resistance against occupation is a human right” and “End all US aid to apartheid Israel.” According to the Daily Mail, the demonstrators —who also chanted “Israel is a terrorist state—” planned to take over Times Square.
Other members of AOC’s squad —including Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Cori Bush (D-MO)— have blamed Israel for the deadly attacks.
Omar —a fierce critic of Israel— called on the US government to withdraw its support for Israel, describing the Jewish State’s retaliatory attacks as “collective punishment and a war crime.”
Tlaib, a vocal critic of Israel, has refused to condemn the attack on Israel, even as reports emerged that Hamas terrorists killed 40 children in front of their parents. Some of those children were beheaded before Hamas terrorists killed their parents.
Tlaib, a Palestinian-American, refused to condemn the beheading of those children when confronted by a reporter on Capitol Hill.
“Congresswoman, Hamas terrorists have cut off babies’ heads and burned children alive; do you support Israel’s right to defend themselves against this brutality?” the reporter asked.
Tlaib ran from the reporter and refused to answer the question. The Palestinian-American is however still flying the Palestinian flag in her office.
According to the Daily Mail, the number of people killed in Hamas’s attack on Israel has risen to 1,200, with 2,900 wounded.