New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has been filmed crying while on the House floor after a vote was done to give Israel another $1 billion for the restoration of its Iron Dome missile interception system.
Last week, AOC voted against the funding, but later changed her vote to “present,” so people accused her of shedding “crocodile tears.”
Last month, the representative also refused to rule out a primary challenge happening in 2022 against Rep. Chuck Schumer, who serves as the Senate majority leader. At the same time, she claimed that they have been “working very closely.”
According to Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov, Ocasio-Cortez should be worried about what she called “crossing Jewish voters.” Jewish voters.”
Tarlov said. “AOC has proven herself to possess an incredible amount of political savvy, but winning statewide is a whole other beast,” noting AOC’s win “in an extremely low-turnout election with an opponent who didn’t even show up to debate.”
During the 2018 midterm elections for New York’s 14th Congressional District, AOC managed to win over former Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley.
Ocasio-Cortez defeated former Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley, a 10-term incumbent, in the 2018 midterm elections to serve in New York’s 14th Congressional District.
The Fox News analyst added that “Balancing the preferences of New Yorkers as a whole means that there is little room for anti-Israel policy at the very least, with Schumer even siding with the Trump administration on moving the embassy to Jerusalem … Crossing Jewish voters – and the lobby – is inadvisable.”
On the other hand, Bill Clinton’s former adviser Doug Schoen pushes the idea that the NY representative would never find success in drawing Jewish Voters in the state when she runs against Schumer, who is of Jewish descent.
Schoen noted that the large majority of Jewish voters back up Schumer and that they will “stay with him” no matter what Ocasio-Cortez will say or do.
He also noted that people see AOC as “anti-Israel,” and after her recent meltdown, this has been confirmed.
Per City and State New York, the state serves as the home for 1.75 million Jewish people, 1.1 million of which live in the 5 boroughs. This is the largest concentration of Jews in any state or country other than Israel.
Ocasio-Cortez apologized and tried to explain why she cried through a letter addressed to her constituents, which was posted on Twitter.
“Yes, I wept,” the representative said. She added, “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.”