Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez really thinks she is out here doing the Lord's work by leading the push to block the $735 million weapons sale to Israel.
However, I think she must have forgotten that those are God's chosen people, and our greatest ally. She is only making herself look like an idiot by trying to fight it.
"The United States should not be rubber-stamping weapons sales to the Israeli government as they deploy our resources to target international media outlets, schools, hospitals, humanitarian missions and civilian sites for bombing," she cried on Twitter. "We have a responsibility to protect human rights."
The United States should not be rubber-stamping weapons sales to the Israeli government as they deploy our resources to target international media outlets, schools, hospitals, humanitarian missions and civilian sites for bombing.
We have a responsibility to protect human rights. https://t.co/OctBNYFpwp
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 19, 2021
Ms Ocasio-Cortez has since launched a joint resolution to block that sale, saying the US has sold billions of dollars in weaponry to Israel over the past few decades 'without ever requiring them to respect basic Palestinian rights', which she alleges has resulted in 'the death, displacement and disenfranchisement of millions'.
"At a time when so many, including President Biden, support a ceasefire, we should not be sending 'direct attack' weaponry to Prime Minister Netanyahu to prolong this violence," Ocasio-Cortez whined.
Democratic politicians Mark Pocan and Rashida Tlaib have joined AOC in the campaign, who has encouraged citizens to call their representatives to get them to fight back against the sale.
"It must be said here - amplification is necessary but not sufficient," she said. "Traction on this issue is very dependent on your calls to Congress. Retweets aren't enough. Call your member of Congress & let them know how you'd like to be represented on this matter."
But they could be fighting a losing battle as the May 5 announcement in Congress has a 15-day review period that ends today (May 20) and the weapons sale could be ushered through without too much trouble.
"This is happening with the support of the United States," AOC tweeted. "I don't care how any spokesperson tries to spin this. The US vetoed the UN call for ceasefire. If the Biden admin can't stand up to an ally, who can it stand up to? How can they credibly claim to stand for human rights?"
It truly baffles me that she is siding with the terrorists over our ally.
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