Washington, DC (July 31, 2019) – The Republican Jewish Coalition responded today to remarks by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on a morning radio show that denigrated Jews and Israel. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez agreed with a radio show host who referred to “white supremacist Jews” and called Israel “corrupt” and “criminal.” She carried the outrage even further by saying that the Palestinians “have no choice but to riot.”
Ocasio-Cortez could be forgiven for being ignorant about history, about Israel, or about the Jewish community, but these comments don’t come from a place of ignorance. They come from an intolerance of Jews and Israel that is unacceptable in the halls of Congress and in American political discourse.
Democrats must speak out against these outrageous comments by a sitting Democratic member of the House.