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Ocasio-Cortez Attacks Biden

AOC’s actions have raised a lot of eyebrows.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, lost her mind and attacked the Biden administration’s decision to veto a United Nations resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza. She criticized the administration for contradicting its claimed concern for Palestinians and human rights by unilaterally rejecting the UN’s call for a cease-fire and bypassing the U.S. Congress to support the indiscriminate bombing of Gaza.

Ocasio-Cortez even went as far as calling President Biden “shameful” for his decision.

In response to Ocasio-Cortez’s comments, a U.S. official stated that despite a hurried process and lack of consultation by the resolution’s authors, the United States engaged in good faith, but most of its recommendations were ignored.

The UN resolution, which demanded an immediate cease-fire and the release of all hostages in the Israel-Palestine conflict, received support from thirteen countries. However, the U.S. voted against it, and the U.K. abstained.

Robert Wood, the U.S. deputy ambassador to the UN, emphasized that while the U.S. supports a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians, it opposed the resolution due to concerns about its approach. He argued that the resolution would leave Hamas in place, allowing it to regroup and continue acts of violence. Wood stated that the U.S. does not endorse an unsustainable cease-fire that could pave the way for future conflicts.

The context of the disagreement involves a Hamas invasion of southern Israel on Oct. 7, resulting in over 1,200 casualties, primarily innocent civilians. Israel responded with force, launching rocket attacks and sending in ground troops. The Gaza Health Ministry, under Hamas control, reported approximately 18,000 Palestinian casualties.

The Israeli response has caused a divide between progressive U.S. Democrats and more traditional liberals who consider the relationship between Tel Aviv and Washington as crucial. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, an ally of Ocasio-Cortez, faced bipartisan censure last month for her anti-Israel remarks.