Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez didn’t know what to do when a group of left-wing protestors rained on her parade.
The Congresswoman was giving a town hall when two protestors stood up and started berating AOC for approving the funding for the war in Ukraine. The protestors blamed her for being pro-war and possibly causing a nuclear crisis.
“You ran as an outsider yet you voted to start this war in Ukraine. You’re voting to start a nuclear war with Russia and China,” a man yelled.
One of the protestors yelled, “I believed in you, and you became the very thing you sought to fight against. That’s what you’ve become. You are the establishment.”
It was hard to determine what AOC said in response, but she called them “rude” for interrupting her propaganda.
The town hall event was scheduled to discuss legislative victories and programs to help constituents.
My friend @Noggatone and I confronted Congresswoman @AOC on her support for Nuclear War and Ukrainian Nazis. I call her out for being a coward in the face of the party that will push us all into Nuclear war right now. Will she stand up like @TulsiGabbard and fight for peace? pic.twitter.com/aQiQvQSWIN
— Jose Vega (@JosBtrigga) October 13, 2022
We’ve seen AOC pull similar chameleon-like stunts to stay in favor of her party but try to keep her base happy. For example, we previously reported that AOC voted present instead of voting against Iron Dome funding for Israel. Before the vote, AOC led the attack against sending funding to Israel, but when it came time to vote, she didn’t take a stand.
After all the grandstanding, AOC didn’t vote on her morals when push came to shove. She voted “present.”
During the vote, AOC was seen once again crying dramatically and being consoled by another congresswoman. Of course, AOC claimed that she was the victim because that’s what snowflakes do:
Yes, I wept. I wept at the complete lack of care for the human beings that are impacted by these decisions, I wept at an institution choosing a path of maximum volatility and minimum consideration for its own political convenience.
And I wept at the complete lack of regard I often feel our party has to its most vulnerable and endangered members and communities – because the death threats and dangerous vitriol we’d inevitably receive by rushing such a sensitive, charged, and under-considered vote weren’t worth delaying it for even a few hours to help us do the work necessary to open a conversation of understanding.
People aren’t buying AOC’s little stunt, and she may have gone a bridge too far trying to pull this one off after what she did at the Met Gala.
I don’t understand much of this statement, though I now think my reading of AOC’s vote was pretty wrong. What matters most here is that per AOC, “the majority of constituent feedback” asked her to “quell the volatility of this moment in our community.” Twitter, meet constituents. https://t.co/OKTcBT5yCR
— Batya Ungar-Sargon (@bungarsargon) September 24, 2021