AOC just couldn’t bring herself to condemn a fellow traveler, but she did find time to condemn a Jew. Although she could find no fault with a socialist who starves his people and refuses to allow humanitarian aid into the country.
He has also had his military shoot down detractors in the streets is an angel but the special envoy, who happens to be Jewish was in for some harsh words from AOC. She talked about a crime he committed many years ago that was so egregious that he was fined 50 dollars and 100 hours of community service. Of course, his real crime is that he’s Jewish.
All Ocasio-Cortez was asked to do was condemn Maduro, a bloodthirsty dictator who has no legitimate democratic right to remain in power and who’s now actually gotten to the sorry point where he’s closed the border with Brazil so as to not let humanitarian aid in.
She did not. Instead, she gave a cringe-worthy answer in which she used the word “absolutely” twice — but absolutely refused to condemn Maduro.
First, this is absolutely a complex issue. Second, she’s “concerned with the humanitarian crisis that’s happening.” She wants a solution that “centers the democracy of Venezuelan people first.” (Whoever can parse that one and figure out some kind of deeper meaning there, if any, drop me a line.)
However, she’s not in favor of “U.S. interventionism.” She’s also opposed to Elliott Abrams being a special envoy to Venezuela because the diplomat pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of lying to Congress during the Iran-Contra affair. (His crime was so serious he received a $50 fine, two years probation and 100 hours of community service; he was later pardoned by George H.W. Bush.)