Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) had to be comforted because she appears to have been crying after a “present” vote to fund 1 1 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.
The progressives – especially the Squad – opposed the fund and recently removed it from the government fund bill.
But Democrats thwarted the effort by reintroducing the funding bill as a separate law, and it passed by a landslide of 420 to 9 votes.
Among those who voted ‘No’ were fellow members Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Talaib (D-MI), and Ayana Presley (D-MA).
The AOC, however, initially voted ‘no’ but made its vote ‘present’ at the last minute.
Then, he apparently broke down.
Now – tears on the floor of the house: the AOC seems to be crying when the House passes লার 1 billion in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome. He did not vote, then changed his vote at the last minute.pic.twitter.com/jjq3kw7R4v
– Disclos.tv (iscdisclosetv) September 23, 2021
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The AOC joked for crying
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C-Span’s video shows the AOC being comforted by a fellow Democrat and repeatedly wiping his face as if he were crying.
It is unclear whether he was emotionally concerned about financing Israel’s Iron Dome defense system, which is designed to deter missile attacks from terrorist groups, if he is embarrassed by the massive defeat for his Caucasus, or if his rookie cannot stream that morning’s foot patrol.
We may never know.
Why – AOC Crying?
Because Jewish and Christian women and children will not panic because of the incessant rocket rain on their homes and schools. https://t.co/SBQ2WWLibV
– Josh Mandel (JJoshMandelOhio) September 23, 2021
AOC’s cries were not universally matched by comforting words. Many had doubts.
But then, when you refer to illegal immigration processing centers as ‘concentration camps’ but oppose funding to prevent Jews from becoming victims of rocket attacks, it’s hard to find grief.
Meghan McCain, a former co-host of The View, ripped off Ocasio-Cortez for her involvement in “bad theater.”
Theater and bad theater. https://t.co/OptpGeg8DD
– Meghan McCain September 23, 2021
Yes, you are going to be accused of theatrics and wolves crying when you spent the last year in an unreasonable riot on Capitol Hill almost as a result of your murder or sexual harassment.
You can’t live your life in a perpetual hyperbolic state and expect people to be shocked if it happens again.
People are not buying crocodile cries.
If the “no” vote is annoying, then vote “no”. Otherwise these are crocodile tears https://t.co/iPPdBtcEN2
– Tucker Carlson promotes Nazi conspiracy theory (oin Einhigins_) September 23, 2021
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Present the vote
Some have speculated that the ‘current’ vote is the reason for the AOC’s cry.
Perhaps you don’t have the courage to believe in your vision to vote anti-Israel in a district with a significant Jewish population?
Concerned neo-hippies and their global warming, i’ll tell ya.
– Cody Atreides (odycodyrainbear) September 23, 2021
Whatever the case, Ocasio-Cortez lawmakers have some concerns about those who vote ‘current’.
In 2019, then-Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat, was criticized for voting “present” in New York’s Socialist President Donald Trump’s impeachment articles.
While Talaib, Omar, Bush, and Presley did not vote to fund Israel’s Iron Dome (arguing that they should fund themselves), the AOC voted “current”, just as it voted “current” for the Pelosi Capital Police at 2b.
Here is what AOC said about Tulsi’s impeachment “current” vote: https://t.co/hH7VqVLf7R pic.twitter.com/M8PvWSjMvk
– Glenn Greenwald September 23, 2021
After the vote, the AOC said, “Today has been a very fruitful day, and it is quite difficult for this country not to take a position in one way or another on such a fateful day.”
“We have been sent here to lead.”
“Whenever we vote, we should vote ‘yes’ and we should vote ‘no’,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “It’s very difficult to vote for the current one.”
So hard that makes you want to cry?
How it started.
– Rusty Weiss 🇺🇸 (ust rustyweiss74) September 23, 2021
Earlier this month, the AOC mocked former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for pretending to launch a hotline to criticize her as a “fake feminist” – 1-800-CRY-NOW.
The ‘Yes Queen’ crowd was delighted, but for those of us who still live on Earth, her video showed a level of immaturity that you wouldn’t see in a teenage student, let alone a sitting congresswoman.
I’m so sorry Sarah Pauline is mad at me! In fact, to address this I set up a special hotline for her https://t.co/FGUWvdqt4T pic.twitter.com/Fcr8cYvEYT
-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September, 2021
“Does my existence drive you crazy? The fact that yes, I’m the mouthpiece for the people of the 14th Congressional District of New York, annoys you?” Ocasio-Cortez said in the video.
“Well I helped you. Call 1-800-CRY-now. It’s 1-800-CRY-NOW now.”
Does the existence of Israel drive you crazy, AOC? I know a number that you can call.
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