While defending fellow freshman Democrat Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) retweeted comments from a reported supporter of a Palestinian terrorist group.
Breitbart reports that the man Ocasio-Cortez retweeted, Yousef Munayyer, “is the executive director of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights. He is also, according to the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), a supporter of the terrorist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). IPT noted that Munayyer is ‘an open supporter of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a State Department designated terrorist organization…'”
On Tuesday, Munayyer tweeted a link to a New York Times article which cited Omar and questioned if Israeli advocacy group, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was too powerful. Last month, Omar caused an uproar when she suggested that AIPAC paid lawmakers for their support of Israel.
“They are three people who, in my opinion, will not be around in several years.”https://t.co/CiuU1zMu5Y
— (((YousefMunayyer))) (@YousefMunayyer) March 5, 2019
IPT also states that Munayyer “openly supports the Socialist PFLP, which rejects any compromise or peace with Israel, by posting its communiques and touting some of its actions.”
Ocasio-Cortez responded to Munayyer’s tweet, adding her own comments:
This is disappointing to see.
Just last week there was all this hubbub over an untrue mischaracterization that I was threatening primaries based on pro-ICE votes.
Yet there seems to be no problem at all with a zero-tolerance stance for simply asking about US foreign policy. https://t.co/YoOIPDSpbU
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 5, 2019
As Breitbart points out, Ocasio-Cortez “did not distance herself from — and perhaps did not know about — Munayyer’s radical views.”
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