AOC Attacks Kanye for Antisemitism, But What About Her “Squad!”
GOP Senator Ted Cruz has ripped into AOC for the blatant hypocrisy of her attacks on Kanye West’s (now known as “Ye”) antisemitic posts, while she has allowed and supported similar antisemitic comments from members of her far-left Squad.
Cruz — called out his frequent political adversary Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after the social democrat condemned Kanye West’s recent antisemitic messages, which led him to be kicked off Instagram and Twitter.
On Sunday, AOC called on her supporters to “reject” recent statements from the rap star-turned-full-time provocateur that implied Jews control the music industry.
Ye, also tweeted that he would go “death con 3 [sic] On JEWISH PEOPLE,” misusing a term that describes a drastic US military mobilization.
“There is absolutely no room in this country or world for antisemitism,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “It is important to see how harmful + dangerous Kanye’s words are – not only to our Jewish brothers, sisters, & siblings, but also to our collective society at large.”
Cruz, a Texas Republican who often clashes with the progressive lawmaker and her “Squad” of left-wing allies, responded to the hypocrisy of AOC’s stance, alluding to Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib’s history of incendiary statements about Israel.
So you’ll be voting to censure the Squad?” Cruz wrote.
Tlaib, a Michigan congresswoman, said last year that progressives should not support Israel, claiming “the need to oppose Israel’s government’s apartheid rule is obvious.”
Omar, a Somali-born Muslim who represents Minnesota, has previously equated Israel with the Taliban and suggested that the US has a close relationship with the Jewish state because Washington politicians were being paid off.
Republican lawmakers have repeatedly criticized Omar over her antisemitic remarks, with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) vowing to remove Omar from her seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee if the GOP takes the House of Representatives in next month’s midterm election.