Consultant Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) needed to be consoled because it seems she was crying after voting ‘current’ on a measure to offer $1 billion in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile protection system.
Progressives – most notably the Squad – had voiced opposition to the funding and efficiently had it faraway from a authorities funding invoice simply days in the past.
However Democrats thwarted the hassle by reintroducing the funding invoice as standalone laws and it handed overwhelmingly by a vote of 420 to 9.
Amongst these voting ‘no’ had been fellow Squad members Consultant Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).
AOC, nevertheless, initially voted ‘no’ however on the final second switched her vote to ‘current.’
Then, she apparently broke down.
NOW – Tears on the Home flooring: AOC seems to be crying because the Home handed a $1 billion funding for Israel’s Iron Dome. She voted no, then switched her vote to current final minute.pic.twitter.com/jjq3kw7R4v
— Disclose.television (@disclosetv) September 23, 2021
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Video on C-SPAN reveals AOC being comforted by a fellow Democrat and repeatedly wiping her face as if she had been crying.
It’s unclear if she was emotionally distraught over the funding vote for Israel’s Iron Dome protection system designed to thwart missile assaults from terrorist teams, if she’s embarrassed by the large defeat for her caucus, or if her Roku wasn’t in a position to stream that morning’s episode of Paw Patrol.
We could by no means know.
Why is @AOC crying?
As a result of Jewish and Christian ladies and youngsters gained’t shake in terror as unguided rockets rain down on their properties and colleges. https://t.co/SBQ2WWLibV
— Josh Mandel (@JoshMandelOhio) September 23, 2021
AOC’s tears weren’t universally met with consoling phrases. Many individuals had been skeptical.
However then, once you discuss with unlawful immigrant processing facilities as ‘focus camps’ however oppose funding to stop Jews from being the sufferer of rocket assaults, it’s exhausting to take pity.
Meghan McCain, former co-host of The View, ripped Ocasio-Cortez for participating in “unhealthy theater.”
Theatre and unhealthy theatre at that. https://t.co/OptpGeg8DD
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) September 23, 2021
Sure, you’re going to be accused of theatrics and crying wolf once you’ve spent the previous 12 months saying an unruly riot on Capitol Hill nearly resulted in your homicide or sexual assault.
You’ll be able to’t dwell your life in a perpetually hyperbolic state and count on individuals to be shocked when it occurs once more.
Individuals aren’t shopping for the crocodile tears.
If not voting “no” is that upsetting, then vote “no.” In any other case these are crocodile tears https://t.co/iPPdBtcEN2
— Tucker Carlson Preaches Nazi Conspiracy Theories (@EoinHiggins_) September 23, 2021
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Some have speculated that the ‘current’ vote itself is what led to AOC’s crying.
Not with the ability to have the braveness of your convictions sufficient to forged an anti-Israel vote in a district with a big Jewish inhabitants maybe?
Involved about what her fellow Squadmates will consider her deferring on a difficulty clearly essential to their trigger?
— Cody Atreides (@codyrainbear) September 23, 2021
Regardless, Ocasio-Cortez has just a few ideas on lawmakers who vote ‘current.’
In 2019, the New York socialist slammed then-Consultant Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat, for voting ‘current’ on articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump.
Whereas Tlaib, Omar, Bush and Pressley voted NO to fund Israel’s Iron Dome (arguing they need to fund it themselves), AOC voted “current”, similar to she voted “current” on Pelosi’s $2b for the Capitol Police.
Right here’s what AOC mentioned about Tulsi’s “current” vote on impeachment: https://t.co/hH7VqVLf7R pic.twitter.com/M8PvWSjMvk
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 23, 2021
“At this time was very consequential, and to not take a stand a method or one other, on a day of such nice consequence to this nation, I feel is kind of troublesome,” AOC mentioned following the votes.
“We’re despatched right here to guide.”
“Every time we now have a vote, we must always vote ‘sure’ and we must always vote ‘no,’” Ocasio-Cortez mentioned on the time. “Voting ‘current’ is a really robust place to be in.”
So robust it makes you need to cry?
The way it began.
— Rusty Weiss 🇺🇸 (@rustyweiss74) September 23, 2021
Earlier this month, AOC mocked former Alaska governor Sarah Palin for criticizing her as a “faux feminist” by pretending to arrange a hotline to name – 1-800-CRY-NOW.
The ‘Yass Queen’ crowd was delighted, however for these of us nonetheless residing on planet Earth, her video confirmed a degree of immaturity you wouldn’t hope to see in a pre-teen scholar, not to mention a sitting congresswoman.
I’m so sorry Sarah Palin is mad at me! Actually, to handle this I arrange a particular hotline only for her https://t.co/FGUWvdqt4T pic.twitter.com/Fcr8cYvEYT
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 9, 2021
“Does my existence make you mad? Does the truth that sure, I’m a mouthpiece for the individuals of New York’s 14th Congressional District, upset you?” Ocasio-Cortez mentioned within the video.
“Nicely I’ve assist for you. Name 1-800-CRY-NOW. That’s 1-800-CRY-NOW.”
Does Israel’s existence make you mad, AOC? I do know a quantity you possibly can name.
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