During a meeting with Bronx community leaders, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez "knocks the country, she knocks the president. That's not what America is about." After this veterans walk out of the meeting.
It was specifically tow veterans who had enough of her and decided to walk out.
“She knocks the country, she knocks the president. And that’s not what America is about,” 74-year-old Vietnam vet Silvio Mazzella said.
Not only is a Vietnam War bet, but he is also the treasurer of Community Board 11, as reported by The New York Post.
— New York Post (@nypost) June 2, 2019
Anthony Vitaliano, a 78-year-old Army veteran who was also in the NYPD for 38 years, was sitting between AOC and a staffer for her.
“I just couldn’t hear her BS anymore,” he told The Post. “I just got up, got my umbrella in my hand, and walked right out.”
Ocasio-Cortez ripped the United States policy of getting bombs to the Saudis. These bombs supported Yemen's government in wading into a tough civil war.
“Talking [against] America, that really turned me off completely,” said Mazzella, who fought for the U.S. in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968.
More on the story, from Lifezette:
Mazzella also told “Fox & Friends” that AOC’s remarks reminded him of the protests he faced when he first returned to America from war.
“Didn’t feel good. It reminds me when I came home from ‘Nam and we had the protesters here. You know that’s not the way to treat people,” he said.
Vitaliano said that Ocasio-Cortez also referred to President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “two clones” — and not in a positive manner — as The Daily Caller reported.
An Ocasio-Cortez spokesperson denied that any veterans walked out of the private meeting, but the military men stand by their words and deeds.
There were many tweets from people bashing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
— Ventyourmind (@Vent2theworld) June 2, 2019
Nancy Pelosi needs to do her job and get AOC on a shorter leash...Pissing off Veterans is NEVER a good idea...Regardless of what letter is after your name in parentheses... https://t.co/Ifr0ZtqzHE
— Military Mike (@TWA2MM) June 2, 2019
Pelosi refuses to reel her in. AOC is continuously able to say whatever she wants no matter who it offends.