AOC Slams DeSantis for His Comments on Gazans

( – The New York Representative who identifies as a socialist and who many would say is famous for a number of unsavory reasons slammed the governor of Florida during an October 16th appearance on CNN for what she said were his recent unacceptable statements about the Arab residents of Gaza.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was referring to Ron DeSantis’ October 14th comments in which the Florida official suggested that the United States should in no way be willing to accommodate potential Palestinian refugees. In a moment that may remind some of the time AOC was accused of crying fake tears at the southern border, the Democrat visibly shook her head in disagreement as the network’s Abby Phillip played the tape of DeSantis making his seemingly controversial remarks.

The genesis of AOC’s look of apparent disdain took place in Iowa while the 2024 Republican primary contender was campaigning. DeSantis’ Hawkeye State appearance was exactly one week after Hamas temporarily invaded Israel, slaughtered about 1,300 civilians and then hauled almost 200 hostages back to Gaza.

Prior to DeSantis’ words, a number of legislators in both the House and Senate had pushed for the United States to take in displaced Palestinians. The Florida governor was having none of it and told his supporters that he would block such an action if elected to the presidency.

DeSantis claimed that we cannot allow Gazans into the U.S. because they are “all anti-Semitic,” even if they are not all affiliated with Hamas. They uniformly do not “believe” that Israel as a state has a “right to exist,” he opined.

Upon being asked by her host what she thought of DeSantis’ comments and if she felt that Arab nations should take on the bulk of Palestinian refugees, AOC responded that the United States has a long history of accepting displaced persons. Ocasio-Cortez went on to call DeSantis’ words “incredibly destructive” and suggested “rhetoric like that” was responsible for hate crimes such as the recent stabbing death of a 6-year-old Muslim boy.

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