AOC goes on nighttime rant on why ‘war criminal’ Netanyahu should not be allowed to address Congress

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez launched her congressional aspirations with an honest admission that she was “not an expert” on the Israel-Palestine conflict, but that didn’t stop her from declaring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “war criminal” for his determination to wipe out the Hamas terrorist organization.

The socialist bartender-turned-Democratic congresswoman went on the record Tuesday declaring that Netanyahu should not be allowed to address a joint session of Congress next month.

“This man should not be addressing Congress. He is a war criminal. And he certainly has no regard for US law, which is explicitly designed to prevent US weapons from facilitating human rights abuses. His invitation should be revoked. It should’ve never been sent in the 1st place,” AOC posted on X in response to footage of the Israeli prime minister denouncing the “inconceivable” reality of the Biden regime withholding weapons and ammunition.

The invitation to the Israeli leader was signed off on by House Speaker Mike Johnson (R), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D), along with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, and House Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries.

Back in 2018, voters got their first clue that AOC was in way over her head but that didn’t prevent them from embracing her aesthetic values and electing her to Congress anyway.

It was during an interview with PBS’ Firing Line that Ocasio-Cortez spoke against the “occupation of Palestine,” citing the “increasing crisis of humanitarian condition” there.

Host Margaret Hoover pressed the then-candidate on what she meant by the “occupation of Palestine.”

“Oh, um… I think what I meant is like, the settlements that are increasing in some of these areas and places where Palestinians are experiencing difficulty in access to their housing,” Ocasio-Cortez replied.

When Hoover persisted, an outmatched Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged with a laugh, “I am not the expert on geopolitics on this issue.”

On a potentially positive note, the Democrat from New York said earlier this month that she may boycott Netanyahu’s address.

“Not only is there very little purpose to it, but I think it is patently unproductive. I think it’s counterproductive right now for him to address Congress, particularly as we continue to try to nail down details on the cease-fire,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I certainly do not approve of it, potentially may not attend.”

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story, as seen on the social media platform X:

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