U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Squad are so hostile to Israel, they forced the Pelosi leadership team to strip funding for the country’s missile system that protects them from Hamas out of the defense spending package this week.
Then when the House passed the funding anyway in a sharp rebuke that ended with a 420-9 vote, AOC burst into tears on the House floor.
Can someone turn this into a gif I can play on a loop all night tonight? https://t.co/RKQCVn96E2
— Jazz Shaw (@JazzShaw) September 23, 2021
Colorado’s Republican delegation voiced their frustration all week with Democrats who were trying to kill the funding, calling them out for their refusal to back Israel and pressuring them to stand up to the Squad.
In the end, the entire Colorado delegation supported the funding.
I can’t believe this has to be said, but Israel is not an apartheid state, and the Iron Dome is a purely defensive weapons system, regardless of what anti-Semitic Democrats claim. #StandWithIsrael
— Rep. Doug Lamborn (@RepDLamborn) September 23, 2021
Despite the best efforts of the Squad, the Iron Dome has been funded.
America will ALWAYS stand with Israel!
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) September 23, 2021
Agreed – we proudly stand with Israel https://t.co/UlTvfEHgjy
— Rep. Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) September 23, 2021
Colorado Democrats don’t seem to be as proud of their support for Israel and the Iron Dome Missile Defense Systems as the Republicans, and had nothing to say about their vote.
Meanwhile, the New York Times stuck their foot in their mouth as they rushed to report that the “tableau” of AOC being embraced by fellow progressives and crying after she switched her vote “underscored how wrenching the vote was for even outspoken progressives, who have been caught between their principles and the still powerful pro-Israel voices in their party, such as influential lobbyists and rabbis.”
Mediate reports the NYT later erased that wording from the website:
That passage evokes the anti-Semitic trope of Jewish control of government.
The Times changed that part of the piece to “The tableau underscored how wrenching the vote was for even outspoken progressives, who have been caught between their principles and the still powerful pro-Israel voices in their party.” Even with “such as influential lobbyists and rabbis” removed, keeping “still powerful pro-Israel voices in their party” is still evocative of that same anti-Semitic trope.
That’s what passes for principles at the New York Times?