Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) was subject to the flipside of activist outrage when she held a Q&A on Wednesday. Watch:
“Congresswoman, none of this matters unless there’s a nuclear war, which you voted to send arms and weapons to Ukraine,” the first protester said. “Tulsi Gabbard, she’s left the Democratic Party because they’re a bunch of war hawks! Okay? You originally voted — you ran as an outsider, yet you’ve been voting to start this war in Ukraine. You’re voting to start a third nuclear war with Russia and China. Why are you playing with the lives of American citizens? You’re playing with our lives.”
“There will be no neighbors if there’s a nuclear bomb! You voted to mobilize and send money to Ukrainian Nazis! You’re a coward! You’re a progressive socialist? Where are you against the war mobilization?” a second protester added.
“He’s telling the right truth!” another chimed in.
“You have done nothing,” the second protester said. “Tulsi Gabbard has shown guts where you showed cowardice! I believed in you and you became the very thing you sought to fight against. That’s what you’ve become! You are the establishment and you are the reason why everybody will end up in a nuclear war unless you choose to stand up right now and denounce the Democratic Party. Will you do that? Yes or no?”
“Okay, simple: Are you going to stop nuclear war, yes or no?” the protester responded to AOC’s inaudible answer. “There is no line, because this is bullsh*t! None of this matters if we’re all dead. None of it! You know that! Then let’s take it up right now, because this is the only thing that matters. This is the only thing that matters right now. We could be in a nuclear war at any minute and you continue to fund it. That’s what’s going on. Why not right now?”
“You’re the liar here,” he went on. “Nobody has held you accountable. That’s what’s happening. And it is time for you to stand up and realize that what you’ve been saying have been lies. Let your conscience come through for once.”
Good luck with that.
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