Freshman Dem Disdains Biden, Moderates and Defends Iran over America
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is an outspoken Democratic Socialist that is willing to fight for her far-left ideas regardless of the consequences to her party or the nation.
She’s “accomplished” the following in just her first term:
- Taken on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
- Proposed massive legislation in the Green New Deal that would cripple the economy
- Regularly attacks anyone who doesn’t agree with her brand of far-left politics
- Advocates for appeasement over accountability when dealing with rogue nations
AOC isn’t even trying to hide in the shadows anymore.
AOC Demonstrates Disdain for Moderation
Ocasio-Cortez admittedly does not like to play by the rules. Yet, Congress is a place where both traditions, rules, and order deeply matter. In a recent article in NY Magazine, AOC acknowledged her disdain for compromising, especially with her moderate Democrat colleagues who were responsible for flipping Congress over to Democrats in 2018.
“For so long, when I first got in, people were like, ‘Oh, are you going to basically be a tea party of the left?’ And what people don’t realize is that there is a tea party of the left, but it’s on the right edges, the most conservative parts of the Democratic Party.”
She complained that the Democratic Party takes in anyone who claims to be a progressive and that “Democrats can be too big of a tent.”
When asked what kind of role she might play if Biden were to win and become president, she scoffed at the idea that Biden is progressive or even deserves to win.
“Oh God. In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party, but in America, we are.”
AOC Defends Iran Over America
Like many liberal Democrats, AOC spends more time defending foreign countries like Iran and North Korea over her own.
Last week, President Trump ordered a drone strike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani at Baghdad International Airport.
Soleimani was the decades-long leader of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Iran’s elite Quds Force. The US government labeled the Quds Force as a terrorist organization and that Soleimani not only has decades of American blood on his hands, but he was actively plotting to killed hundreds of Americans in Iraq.
Trump said he ordered the elimination of Soleimani not to start a war, but prevent one.
Iran said that a “harsh retaliation is waiting.” In return, Trump warned Iraq that the US would target 52 Iranian sites, including cultural ones if Iran did so.
On Saturday, AOC denounced President Trump for protecting Americans when a drone killed General Qassem Soleimani.
Instead of acknowledging how dangerous Soleimani was, AOC responded on Twitter with something quite different:
This is a war crime.
Threatening to target and kill innocent families, women and children – which is what you’re doing by targeting cultural sites – does not make you a “tough guy.”
It does not make you “strategic.”
It makes you a monster. https://t.co/IjkNO8BD07
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 5, 2020
In another Tweet, AOC said America has a “moral and legal obligation” to prevent war. Yet, she has not condemned Iran for its activities.
The State Department released a comprehensive study of Iran’s activities titled “Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities.” In it, they share that in 2018 and 2019 Iran:
- Conducted a proxy war with Saudia Arabia in Yemen
- Committed major human rights violations
- Provoked the US through cyberspace attacks against the US government and businesses
- Built its nuclear and missile capabilities in spite of agreements not to
- Threatened maritime security in the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea
- Held US citizens hostage
- Supported state-sponsored terrorism and assassinations around the globe
In 2019, President Trump ignored major provocations and acts of war by Iran towards the United States. Yet, AOC is more concerned about Trump protecting Americans with this one act than she is about all the things Iran has been doing that are antithetical to her own rhetoric.
Apparently, appeasement is better than accountability according to AOC.
By Don Purdum, Freelance Contributor
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