Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) made a radical statement on Monday, proclaiming she would have opposed authorizing a use of force against Al-Qaeda after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The peek inside Ocasio-Cortez’s radical ideas occurred after she responded to Democrat Rep. Juan Vargas’s (Calif.) harsh criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-N.Y.) anti-Semitic beliefs.
“It is disturbing that Rep. Omar continues to perpetuate hurtful anti-Semitic stereotypes that misrepresent our Jewish community. Additionally, questioning support for the U.S.-Israel relationship is unacceptable,” Vargas tweeted.
Ocasio-Cortez pushed back against the attack on her fellow radical Democrat.
“I‘m curious if Rep. Vargas will further explain his stance here that it’s unacceptable to even *question* US foreign policy,” she tweeted. “Plenty of Dem members have asserted that discussion + debate on this issue is fair and merited. Is this stance a departure from that?”
She continued: "I remember a time when it was 'unacceptable' to question the Iraq War. All of Congress was wrong, including both GOP & Dem Party, and led my generation into a disastrous + wrong war that virtually all would come to regret, except for the one member who stood up: Barbara Lee.”
Once again, AOC got the facts wrong. It was actually the Afghanistan War, which the vast majority of Americans supported following 9/11.
“Afghanistan War* my apologies,” she tweeted after being called out.
That’s when she dropped a stunner.
“(But honestly we shouldn’t have been in either, and we should end the AUMF now while we’re at it),” she wrote.
This is significant because, as The Hill reports, the Authorization to Use Military Force authorized the president “to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons'— in other words, al Qaeda and the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.”
When pressed by CNN’s Jake Tapper on what the U.S. response should have been after 9/11, Ocasio-Cortez actually answered.
“I think that our decision to enter unlimited engagement in Afghanistan, particularly through the AUMF + Congress’ abdication of power + decision-making w/ passage of the AUMF, was a mistake,” she tweeted.
The socialist added: “Other options: targeting the network itself, limited engagement, non-intervention.”
The new Democratic Party is RADICAL.