On Tuesday, New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) slammed Democratic Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her recent comments regarding Israel in which she called Israel an occupation force over Palestinian territories.
Hikind snapped, “What’s incredible isn’t that liberal, knee-jerk reactions and misinformation can come from an inexperienced candidate like Ocasio-Cortez — it’s that experienced, informed Democrats do nothing and let it pass! Where are the leaders of the Democratic Party on this? Where are New York Democrats? Scapegoating the Jewish State, which is under constant attack, is now acceptable?
Hikind continued, “The head of the Democratic Party has called Ocasio-Cortez the future of our party. Considering this statement of hers, that’s a frightening thought! I call on my fellow Democrats to address her outrageous comments! Your silence is deafening.”
Ocasio Cortez had said, “I also think that what people are starting to see, at least, in the occupation of Palestine, is just an increasing crisis of humanitarian condition. And that, to me, is just where I tend to come from on this issue.”
On May 14, after 60 rioters, mostly Hamas members, were killed on the Gaza border by Israel Defense Forces, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: