Apparently Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez along with members of the Democrat Socialist Caucus (the Democratic Party) are considering and pushing forward an agenda to reduce aid to Israel the only Democratic ally the U.S. has in the region. According to AOC reduced aid is “on the table.”
Question: Where are the moderates in the Democratic Party?
Who is in control?
By Theodore Bunker for NewsMax
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Sunday decried the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent victory as part of “the ascent of authoritarianism across the world.”
In an interview with Yahoo News’ podcast “Skullduggery,” the congresswoman said that Netanyahu’s re-election should affect American policy on Israel.
“I think these are part of conversations we are having in our caucus, but I think what we’re really seeing is the ascent of authoritarianism across the world,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I think that Netanyahu is a Trump-like figure, and I think that we — there are so many ways to approach this issue. Betty McCollum even has a proposal that she’s advanced asking the us not to fund child detention, Israeli child detention of Palestinian children. There’s different ways to signal it. I would hope and wish that a diplomatic approach could impact policy.”
Co-host Daniel Klaidman asked if she would “be in favor of reducing military or economic aid to Israel?”
The congresswoman said that reducing aid is “certainly on the table, and I think it’s something that can be discussed, and I think that—and I also acknowledge my role in in this as well in that I hope to play a facilitating role in this conversation and a supportive role in this conversation…