After altering her vote from ‘no’ to a noncommittal ‘current’ on the final second, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was seen crying because the Home handed funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile protection system.
The Home handed a $1 billion invoice on Thursday to replenish Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ missile protection system, depleted after per week of relentless rocket assaults from Palestinian militants this summer season. The funding was initially included in a broader spending invoice, however was voted on individually after progressives – together with Ocasio-Cortez – threatened to scupper the spending invoice on Tuesday if it remained included.
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The funding invoice handed by 420 votes to 9, with two representatives voting ‘current.’ Regardless of her earlier opposition, Ocasio-Cortez switched her vote from ‘no’ to ‘current’ on the remaining second.
Right here is the video of AOC huddling with the "Squad" members, after which altering her vote from "Nay" to "Current" on the final second: pic.twitter.com/BMyjE7NpSC
— Ari Ingel (@OGAride) September 23, 2021
The New York Congresswoman was then seen weeping on the Home ground, and being consoled by fellow Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington), who voted to arm Israel.
AOC seems to be crying on the Home ground after she modified her vote from "no" to current, throughout voting on funding to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome Protection Techniques. pic.twitter.com/DbcRemtdqY
— Moshe Schwartz (@YWNReporter) September 23, 2021
It’s nonetheless unclear why Ocasio-Cortez switched her vote on the final minute, and whether or not her tears had been an expression of real anguish on the resolution, or an try and stave off anger from her progressive supporters. Nonetheless, AOC has damaged along with her base in the same method earlier than, voting ‘current’ on a invoice to fund the Capitol Police by $2 billion earlier this yr, regardless of her advocacy for defunding regulation enforcement a number of months earlier. The invoice ended up passing by a single vote.
AOC and fellow progressives Ilhan Omar (Minnesota), Rashida Tlaib (Michigan), Cori Bush (Missouri) and Ayanna Pressley (Massachusetts) are generally often known as ‘The Squad,’ and usually vote collectively and are seen as pushing the Democratic Get together to the left.
But Omar, Tlaib, Bush and Pressley all voted in opposition to funding the Iron Dome, with Tlaib delivering a throaty condemnation of Israel’s “violent apartheid” occupation of Palestine and “battle crimes” in opposition to the Palestinian folks.
Because of the brave congresswoman Rashida Tlaib for her courageous scenario in going through challenges, telling reality about apartheid Israel and insisting on Palestinians' rights in safety and their freedom from Israeli occupation.#FreePalestine pic.twitter.com/B8yO8goCZW
— PALESTINE SUNBIRD 🇵🇸 (@SBPal_Eng) September 23, 2021
AOC’s resolution was instantly known as out by leftists on-line, and a few pundits took the vote as an indication of the New York progressive cozying as much as the Democratic institution as a method of furthering her profession.
Says quite a bit that AOC wasn't even capable of vote in opposition to an Israeli apartheid measure that everybody already knew would move no matter her vote.
— Caitlin Johnstone ⏳ (@caitoz) September 23, 2021
Whereas Tlaib, Omar, Bush and Pressley voted NO to fund Israel's Iron Dome (arguing they need to fund it themselves), AOC voted "current", identical to she voted "current" on Pelosi's $2b for the Capitol Police.
Right here's what AOC stated about Tulsi's "current" vote on impeachment: https://t.co/hH7VqVLf7R pic.twitter.com/M8PvWSjMvk
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 23, 2021
can’t wait till we hear stories of aoc crying in disarray within the oval workplace after ordering a drone strike on one more colonized nation when she’s president in 8 years https://t.co/M90Hw9NSLB
— learn ‘no identify on the street’ by james baldwin (@queersocialism) September 23, 2021
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