New York Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been given a pass from liberals for months despite making a slew of controversial comments, but some on the political Left are finally turning on the 28-year-old socialist over her glowing tweet of Linda Sarsour.
During Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing last week for the Supreme Court, Sarsour was arrested and escorted out of the building for disrupting the event.
In response, Ocasio-Cortez praised Sarsour as a “woman putting it all on the line for healthcare, women & LGBT+ rights,” adding that she has always been “fighting for everything our flag represents.”
Our future is a shared responsibility.
This woman putting it all on the line for healthcare, women & LGBT+ rights is @lsarsour.
The far right constantly maligns her w/ false attacks + threats of violence.
Yet here she is, as always, fighting for everything our flag represents. https://t.co/QR4rYnclLt
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) September 5, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement of Sarsour has not sat well with many people, especially some liberals, who reminded the 28-year-old socialist that Sarsour supports Islamic law and is associated with radical and anti-Semitic figures.
Several on the Left tore into Ocasio-Cortez via Twitter:
You’ve said plenty of comically stupid stuff thus far but this takes the cake. Celebrating a hideous antisemitic, sharia advocate & liar. Dire even by your low standards. pic.twitter.com/Ncx1itlcYx
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) September 6, 2018
I want to respect you, but I think you should look deeper into who Sarsour really is and what she believes. Btw, I am a liberal and a progressive and still I find her views repugnant. https://t.co/gyVXl3KkKg
— Shalom (@shalomplanet) September 5, 2018
She’s sponsors by Planned Parenthood and afraid her funding will be cut if Roe v. Wade is overturned. It’s always about the $https://t.co/ZpVqRIxmzl
— Andrew (@Andreaa2go) September 6, 2018
Please don't throw LGBT people in with her,she is fake and is an islamist. Don't go off and try to imply that people opposed to her are far right, they are not and it shows how fake you are that you use minorities to promote this sharia supporting hack.We are not tools.
— Kaiden Haze (@HazeKaiden) September 5, 2018
Last month, she claimed the Democratic Party deserves credit for the 1969 lunar landing. At that time, President Richard Nixon was in office, and he was a Republican.
Before that, she randomly argued that her “Medicare For All” idea — which studies show will cost $218 trillion over 30 years — would be a great idea of America.
She also got busted prior to that for claiming to be a “girl from the Bronx,” but was exposed for growing up in a wealthy New York City suburb.
In June, she claimed Israel is illegally occupying land that belongs to Palestine. When pressed on her claim, she literally admitted that she had no idea what she was talking about.
In a previous interview, she stuttered herself into embarrassment on ABC’s “The View” when asked to explain the difference between socialism and being a Democrat. She had nothing.
Her inability to answer basic questions about policy warrants scrutiny, as the ideas she wants to implement would literally bankrupt America over time. She shouldn’t make so many embarrassing comments if she doesn’t want to be criticized.
And with all of that considered, it’s even more baffling to see that she would aligned herself with an Islamic activist who has advocated for Sharia law in America and has previously called for “jihad” to defeat President Donald Trump.
But more importantly, Sarsour is nothing short of a hypocrite. How can Sarsour be a leader for women’s rights when she supports Islamic law, which forbids women from exercising basic human rights? How can Ocasio-Cortez claim Sarsour has been “fighting for everything our flag represents” when she supports a Sharia law?
Conservatives have been condemning Ocasio-Cortez for months, yet many on the Left are finally growing tired of her antics. While the 28-year-old socialist often panders to figures for attention and is only primarily concerned with being in the spotlight, Ocasio-Cortez’s decision to align herself with someone as dangerous as Sarsour has even turned many liberals against her.
If Ocasio-Cortez represents the future of the Democratic Party, then her support for Sarsour should undoubtedly concern many Americans.