In an interview conducted on Fricay, socialist Osario-Cortez was silenced after struggling to explain why she had claimed Israel was killing innocent people and taking land belonging to Palestinians.
New York socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacked Israel for “occupying” land that she claimed belonged to Palestine, but then stuttered herself into silence and embarrassment when pressed for specifics on her bizarre assertion.
During an interview Friday night on PBS’ “Firing Line,” the 28-year-old socialist struggled mightily to explain why she said Israel had killed innocent people and taken land that belonged to Palestine.
Host Margaret Hoover asked Ocasio-Cortez about the incident involving Israel defending itself against Hamas terrorists in Palestine who tried to breach the Israeli border last month. According to MondoWeiss, Israel killed upwards of 60 Palestine-connected terrorists in May who were rioting and trying to charge the Israeli border when the U.S. opened its embassy in Jerusalem.
Ocasio-Cortez, who called Israel defending itself a “massacre” and “slaughter,” said Israel has the right to “exist,” but added, “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.”
Hoover then pressed Ocasio-Cortez, “You use the term ‘the occupation of Palestine.’ What do you mean by that?”
The 28-year-old socialist struggled significantly, where she stuttered and could hardly piece together a coherent sentence before admitting she had no idea what she was talking about.
“Um… I think what I meant is … like … the settlements that are increasing in some of these areas and places where Palestinians are experiencing difficulty in access to their housing and homes.”
When Hoover asked Ocasio-Cortez to expand on her cringe worthy response, the socialist admitted she wasn’t knowledgeable of Middle Eastern politics.
“Yeah… I mean, I think … I’d … also just— I am not the expert on geo-politics on this issue. You now, for me, I’m a firm believer in finding a two-state solution in this issue. And I’m happy to sit down with leaders on both of these… for me, I just look at things through a human rights lens, and I may not use the right words – I know this is a very intense issue.”