On Tuesday, New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called the pro-Israel lobbying group, American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), an extremist organization that “destabilizes” American democracy.
Amid Israel’s conflict with the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas, the leader of the progressive “Squad,” launched an attack on the AIPAC on Tuesday night.
After accusing Israel of “war crimes” last month, Ocasio-Cortez now claims that the pro-Israel PAC is “racist” and “bigoted” toward politicians of color.
On X (formerly Twitter), Ocasio-Cortez responded to a post by AIPAC that attacked her and nine other Democrats for voting against a resolution expressing support for Israel and condemning the militant group Hamas’ attack on Israel earlier this month.
The AIPAC tweet read, “Opposed supporting Israel and “Opposed criticizing Hamas.” “Massie and the Squad.”
The progressive “Squad” member and her coworkers have been outspoken critics of Israel’s fight against Palestinian terrorists who attacked people in a surprise strike on October 7.
In response to an AIPAC tweet, Ocasio-Cortez said, “AIPAC sponsored scores of Jan 6th insurrectionists.”
She said they’re not on the side of American democracy. They are one of the more discriminatory and racist PACs in Congress.
Earlier this month, Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced a censure resolution in response to comments made by Michigan Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib at a pro-Hamas protest on Capitol Hill.
With her participation in the protest and history of antisemitic speech, Tlaib was accused of “antisemitic conduct” and “sympathizing with terrorist organizations” in Greene’s resolution.
Since its inception in 1963, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has worked to garner “support for the U.S.-Israel relationship” from members of both major political parties.
Although it monitors and identifies “hate groups” across the country, the Southern Poverty Law Center has remained silent on whether Black Lives Matter (BLM) or the Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) response to Hamas’s fatal attack on Israelis raises “hate” issues.
Attacks by the terrorist group backed by Iran were described as “desperate actions of self-defense” by BLM Grassroots. The DSA justified the incursion as a “direct result of Israel’s apartheid policy” and organized a rally in support of Hamas in New York City.
Protesters during the event torched an Israeli flag, trampled on it, and chanted “swastika” at pro-Israel attendees. In addition, other protesters held posters that said, “Palestinian return by all means necessary,” “Israeli apartheid & genocide financed by the U.S.,” and “End all U.S. aid to Israel!”
Hundreds of student organizations at schools like Harvard have also come out in support of Hamas, claiming that Israel is “totally accountable for the unfolding carnage.”