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LINK AOC Blasts GOP for Hypocrisy on Antisemitism With Vote Against Omar

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unloaded on Republicans for hypocrisy Thursday while defending her fellow "squad" member, Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Republicans voted to remove Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee because of her controversial comments in the past about Israel. Ocasio-Cortez, in a fiery floor speech, said Republicans have been rewarded for doing worse.

"Don't tell me that this is about a condemnation of antisemitic remarks, when you have a member of the Republican caucus who has talked about Jewish space lasers, and also elevated her to some of the highest committee assignments in this body," she said, a reference to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. "This is about targeting women of color in the United States of America."

Greene in 2018 published false and antisemitic conspiracy theories alleging the "Camp Fire" wildfire in California was orchestrated by politicians and wealthy Jewish bankers.

After being stripped of committee assignments last Congress for her rhetoric, she now sits on prestigious committees on oversight and homeland security.

Ocasio-Cortez further called out Republicans for rewarding Rep. Paul Gosar, without mentioning by name, "with one of the most prestigious committee assignments in this Congress" after she said he threatened her life.

The House voted in 2021 to censure Gosar and remove him from his committee assignments when he tweeted an edited anime video that showed him killing Ocasio-Cortes. His committee assignments this Congress include oversight and natural resources.

"I didn't get a single apology when my life was threatened. Thank you," she said, ending her speech by slamming her book on the lectern.

The House voted along party lines to remove Omar from the foreign affairs committee, except for Republican Rep. Dave Joyce of Ohio, who voted "present."

Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, said a "disgusting legacy" of the September 11 terrorism attacks has been the targeting of and racism against Muslim Americans. She characterized the vote against Omar, who is Muslim, as "an extension of that legacy."

"There is nothing consistent with the Republican Party's continued attack except for the racism and incitement of violence against women of color in this body," she said.

snytiger6 9 Feb 4

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Repubs don't care about women no matter what color they are.


Unfortunately, just as the Russians have plied Republicans to support their agenda, progressive Democrats have gladly taken Saudi money to support the anti-Israel agenda. There is anti-Semitism on both sides. The real question is whether anyone should care, and if so, why.

The primary reason underlying support for Isreal is a prophecy that says Jesus won't be coming back until the Jewish Temple is rebuilt, which is must be located where it originally was, the "Done of the Rock" Mosque currently stands. It is a ridiculous way/reason to shape U.S. foreign policy. Granted there are some people who think after the atrocities of WWII, that the Jews should have their own state, and religion and prophecies don't enter into it, but for many who shape policies, it does.

@snytiger6 People are dopey but @racocn8's questions aren't answered by it. Besides, the primary reason for our support is because Israel is a huge base and intelligence gathering nation for us. We didn't support Jews coming into NY, after all. Israelis understand this conditional acceptance as well so those members who are in it for prophecy works for them.

@rainmanjr I respect how Israel acts as a test bed for military tactics. The Israelis innovate methods and technology against a violent and intransigent minority. This minority reliably provides justification and cover for this research. Yes, it's ugly and immoral, and entirely in keeping with the genocidal ambitions of the Palestinians. They continue to teach war and intolerance to their children, and refusing to negotiate also gives cover to Israel stealing even more land. The whole thing is sickening. But don't ask me to have sympathy for the Palestinians who, continuing to do what they know doesn't work, demonstrate insanity. Allying with Saudi or Iran is as stupid as it gets. If it's a choice between the 21st century or the 13th, I'll take the 21st.

@racocn8 Well put, amigo.

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