The reigning drama queen of Congress delivered another command performance when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had an emotional episode during a vote to provide money for Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system.
On Thursday, the House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would send $1 billion to replenish the system that is critical for the protection of the citizens of America’s most critical ally in the volatile Middle East, a nation that is hated by progressives and especially “The Squad” which has mainstreamed antisemitism in the Democrat Party.
AOC turned on the waterworks after she changed her vote from “no” to “present” at the last minute, a cynical political maneuver that allows her to distance herself from her fellow anti-Israel radicals while not alienating the New York Jewish vote if she chooses to mount a Senate run in the future.
The breakdown occurred as she walked directly in front of the camera before scurrying off to be comforted by Rep. Pramilla Jayapal and other far-left Democrats.
NOW – Tears on the House floor: AOC appears to be crying as the House passed a $1 billion funding for Israel's Iron Dome. She voted no, then switched her vote to present last minute.pic.twitter.com/jjq3kw7R4v
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) September 23, 2021
The bill which passed 420-9 with two voting present, was brought to the floor as standalone legislation after progressives led by Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib threw a tantrum that resulted in it being taken out of a larger stopgap government funding bill that passed in the House on Tuesday.
Joining Ocasio-Cortez in voting present was Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia, a man so clueless that he once suggested that Guam could tip over.
The Squad’s success in stripping the funding for Iron Dome drew a harsh rebuke from Jonathan Greenblatt, president of the Anti-Defamation League who lashed out on Twitter.
It is unconscionable that a small group of Members of Congress — the so-called "Squad" — demanded that the House leadership strip out funding for Israel’s Iron Dome before they would approve the CR. https://t.co/HdzcKoouGY
— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) September 22, 2021
Many saw Ocasio-Cortez’s crying jag as almost certainly an act given her past history of similar stunts as well as an insatiable desire to always be at the center of attention, as she was during the swanky Met Gala shindig last week when she drew headlines as she showed up in a white gown emblazoned with the slogan “Tax the Rich” at a ball attended by the wealthy New York elite.
Twitter gave two thumbs-down to the New York congresswoman’s tiresome act.
Crying over Israel defending itself ✔️
Crying over Haitian immigrants at the border ❌ https://t.co/ccqaOZsdgQ
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 23, 2021
Reminder that AOC is crying like a little bitch because she withdrew her vote to NOT fund a defense system Israel uses to prevent terrorist bombs from killing innocent civilians.
Truly detestable. https://t.co/ETxLXZcxNf
— RBe (@RBPundit) September 23, 2021
@richimedhurst are you actually implying AOC is not genuinely crying and doing it as some kind of publicity stunt 😱. pic.twitter.com/att7fFOdzV
— Cody Atreides (@codyrainbear) September 23, 2021
The ONLY reason AOC changed her vote from "NO" to "PRESENT" on today's #IronDome bill is because she wants to take on @SenSchumer next year.
Those tears aren't fooling us.
— StopAntisemitism.org (@StopAntisemites) September 23, 2021
AOC is crying on the House floor because the Iron Dome just got funded.
Can’t wait to remove this cancer from Congress.
— Desi Cuellar for Congress (NY-14) (@DesiJCuellar) September 23, 2021
Yes, children cry when they are frustrated. https://t.co/vUWGeT0Rp4
— Leslie McAdoo Gordon (@McAdooGordon) September 24, 2021
AOC's newest dress is interesting… pic.twitter.com/gbKNKnGvZ9
— Mexican Space Laser 🌐🇺🇲🇲🇽🇮🇱🇵🇸🇹🇼 (@CrazyNormie) September 24, 2021
AOC crying because she made beef with her Squad friends by not being against the Iron Dome enough is just… can we exit high school please
— Leah__Eloise 🟣🐘🏴☕️ (@LeahEloise2) September 23, 2021
Both pro-Israelis and pro-Palestinians can finally be united on something.
AOC is a pathetic larper who literally cries like a little brat to try to hide the fact she has no actual principles.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) September 24, 2021
She’s crying bc she can’t vote no or it would hurt her politically. Disgraceful. https://t.co/rtQQyMewo1
— LB (@beyondreasdoubt) September 23, 2021
AOC also drew fire from Israel haters on the left who were infuriated that she didn’t vote no.
Let’s allow Sandy no more time to perform for her best actress role as a “progressive” politician after she just voted present to continue funding the bombing more Palestinians, mainly women and children. https://t.co/TAl1Kquzld
— Fiorella Isabel (@Fiorella_im) September 23, 2021
Says a lot that AOC wasn't even able to vote against an Israeli apartheid measure that everyone already knew would pass regardless of her vote.
— Caitlin Johnstone ⏳ (@caitoz) September 23, 2021
Joining Reps. Tlaib and Omar in voting no on the bill were Ayanna Pressley, Cori Bush, and up and comer André Carson as the Squad expands its antisemitic footprint in the House and who, ironically, have some principles, unlike AOC who is only interested in self-promotion.
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