Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) was yelled at by two protesters at her October 12 town hall for supporting military aid to Ukraine.
“Members of the House of Representatives, you voted to send arms and weapons to Ukraine, this does not matter unless there is a nuclear war,” one of the protesters shouted, causing concern among some citizens. accused Ocasio-Cortez of supporting US arms support to Ukraine against Russia. of World War III.
“Tulsi Gabbard, she left the Democratic Party because they’re hawks,” protests while Ocasio-Cortez answers questions about illegal immigration, the opioid crisis and the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. they said.
Gabbard made headlines by announcing he was leaving the Democratic Party on October 11. She was the Democratic nominee in the 2020 presidential election after serving multiple terms in the House.
“You voted first — you ran as an outsider. And yet you have voted to start this war in Ukraine. You have voted to start a third nuclear war with Russia and China. We are voting,” said the protester. “Why play with the lives of American citizens? Are you playing with our lives?
According to the video Available on Twitterat this point another protester, identifiable on Twitter as activist José Vega, said: “With a nuclear bomb there will be no neighbors!
The protester called Ocasio-Cortez a “coward” and a “progressive socialist.” “Where are you against war mobilization?” He accused delegates of “doing nothing” and praised Gabbard for “showing”.[ing] guts. “
“I believed in you, and you became exactly what you were trying to fight,” Vega countered.
The first protester was identified by Vega as someone known on Twitter as Kynan. “My friend @Noggatone and I stood up to Congressman @AOC over nuclear war and support for Nazis in Ukraine,” Vega said in a Twitter message.
“Now I accuse her of cowardice in the face of a party that wants to drive us all to nuclear war. Will she stand up and fight for peace like @TulsiGabbard?” He said.
Vega’s message on Twitter sparked a public debate on social media, with over 33,000 netizens liking it and over 9,800 retweets. Some called it Russian propaganda against Ukraine, while others supported Vega’s message.
after that message, Vega shared an email he wrote to Ocasio-Cortez asking for help in 2018 after the ceiling in his apartment collapsed, claiming it never came.
The Epoch Times reached out to Ocasio-Cortez for comment.
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“As the threat landscape continues to evolve, we are committed to providing the resources we need to prepare, stay safe, and be informed about imminent threats,” New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iskoll said in a statement. It’s important to let New Yorkers know that you are.