On Saturday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) embraced the anti-Semitic Women’s March just days after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and other left-wing organizations cut ties with the movement over blatant anti-Semitism.
The anti-Semitism and racism within the Women’s March is so pervasive that the group’s founder, Theresa Shook, called on all the co-chairs to step down for allowing “anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric to become a part of the platform.”
Anti-Semitism within the Women’s March is so blatant that the DNC and far-left Emily’s List cut ties with the organization last week.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) also cut ties with the Women’s March this week over its anti-Semitism, writing: “I cannot associate with the national march’s leaders and principles, which refuse to completely repudiate anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry. I cannot walk shoulder to shoulder with leaders who lock arms with outspoken peddlers of hate.”
With many on the Left abandoning the group over its anti-Semitism, Ocasio-Cortez ran to it and embraced it.
In a video provided to The Daily Wire by right-wing activist Laura Loomer, Loomer confronted Ocasio-Cortez, asking, “Why are you standing with people who openly support Hamas, a terrorist organization that kills Jewish people?”
Ocasio-Cortez would not give an answer.
Right-wing activist Laura Loomer confronts socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY): “Why are you standing with people who openly support Hamas, a terrorist organization that kills Jewish people?”
Ocasio-Cortez wouldn’t answer. pic.twitter.com/lP3zdFdPuU
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 20, 2019
When asked about the group’s anti-Semitism, Ocasio-Cortez ignored the question and claimed, without evidence, that members of the Trump administration are the ones that have a problem with anti-Semitism.
“I think that concerns of anti-Semitism with the current administration in the White House are absolutely valid and we need to make sure that we are protecting the Jewish community and all those that feel vulnerable in this moment,” Ocasio-Cortez said as she refused to denounce the group’s anti-Semitism.
— The Hill (@thehill) January 19, 2019
Imam Mohamad Tawhidi commented on Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks, writing: “She dodged that question so professionally she reminds me of my extremist past and how I handled such questions.”
She dodged that question so professionally she reminds me of my extremist past and how I handled such questions.
— Imam Mohamad Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) January 20, 2019