(DCWatchdog.com) – In a tirade that would have been laughable had it not been despicable, radical Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez exposed the left’s moral bankruptcy as she struggled to explain her call for a ceasefire between Israel and its attackers, the Palestinian terrorists.
On Monday, Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) faced challenging questions during a CNN interview regarding her stance on how Israel should respond to recent attacks by Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
You can watch the relevant portion of the interview in the video below.
The Palestinian terrorist groups invaded Southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on October 7 and massacred over 1,400 people, including 27 US citizens.
CNN anchor Abby Phillip inquired about a letter signed by AOC and other far-left Democrats, which called for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
“What is Israel supposed to do about Hamas after they murdered, brutalized, abducted over a thousand of their citizens? Are they supposed to just do nothing?” Phillip asked.
“What is important is for us to identify our goal in terms of what safety means, in terms of what defense means,” Ocasio-Cortez replied.
However, the CNN anchor insisted on a clarification, wondering if AOC thought Israel was supposed to respond with force to the Hamas attack.
“I think the position from Israel’s perspective is that there was already an attack, and Hamas already committed that attack. After that happened, do you really believe that they should not respond to that?” Philip asked.
Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged Israel’s right to self-defense but raised concerns about what she termed “collective punishment,” including blockades on essential resources like water, food, and electricity.
“We should identify what our goal is, which is the cooling of tensions in the region,” Ocasio-Cortez stated.
“Israel’s goal is to rid the region of Hamas. They’ve been very clear about that,” Phillip reacted.
“I do believe that Hamas needs to be dealt with,” the Democrat congresswoman said.
“But ‘how?’ I think is what I’m trying to understand,” Phillip asked further.
“I think, what we’re trying to figure out right now is that this present situation of collective punishment and indiscriminate attack, is one approach and we are seeing the issues and the complications with that approach now. Can we target them in terms of intelligence? Is there precision? What are the options available, are entirely up to the administration and for Israel to examine and explore,” AOC concluded.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spends almost three minutes trying to explain her calls for a "ceasefire" after Hamas terrorists brutally massacred innocent Israelis and it does not go well pic.twitter.com/qkQ30jSIuG
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