A town hall meeting held by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Queens on Friday night turned into a farce when the agitator was called a “piece of shit” and berated her for her views on Ukraine, immigrants, hours of history of drag queens and debt. ceiling.
The meeting was held in the Corona neighborhood, AOC constituency. His constituents were not in a good mood, especially when the city council went into question and answer stage.
‘American citizens before immigrants,’ shouted one rioter. Others chanted: ‘America first.’
Another yelled: ‘We are on the brink of nuclear war with Russia. Are you going to stop this war?’ yelled another, according to video recorded by the conservative activist group Freedom News TV.
Video shows a protester, wearing a Cuba T-shirt and waving miniature American flags, being led away by security after repeatedly calling AOC a ‘piece of shit’ and asking: ‘Where are you on the immigrant issue? ‘
An Iraq veteran tried to defend the Bronx-born Democrat by saying: ‘Immigrants have nothing to do with veterans, it’s just an excuse. We all, for the most part, came via Ellis Island. At that point, a protester intervened: ‘Legally!’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a town hall meeting in her constituency in Corona, Queens, on Friday night.
The meeting was bombarded with protesters, one man being escorted out after calling the congresswoman a “piece of shit.”
The AOC protesters demanded to know why the congresswoman continued to support sending billions to Ukraine while many are fighting in Queens and the Bronx.
In social media posts announcing the event, AOC made no reference to the protesters.
A prominent sign read: ‘AOC: An Obvious Criminal’. Others had phrases like: ‘Stop funding Ukraine’, ‘America first. Legal Migrants Examined Only’ and ‘AOC: Stop Pushing Drag Queen Story Time’
Another woman was pulled away as she yelled, ‘Stop funding this war, there are many communities that need help and they need that money.’ I am from that community
“I don’t like that the Republicans have passed a $1.7 trillion tax cut for the richest people in this country,” he told the crowd to loud applause.
A prominent sign read: ‘AOC: An Obvious Criminal’. Others had phrases like: ‘Stop funding Ukraine’, ‘America first. Legal Migrants Tested Only’ and ‘AOC: Stop Pushing Drag Queen Story Time,’ reports the New York Post.
The congresswoman was heavily criticized by a protester for voting to send $100 billion to Ukraine after the Russian invasion after she made remarks in favor of removing the debt ceiling.
When someone yelled at that protester to wait his turn, he replied: ‘Free speech!’
President Joe Biden said a deal to resolve the government crisis seemed “very close” late Friday, even as the deadline for a potentially catastrophic default was pushed back to June 5 and seemed likely to drag down negotiations between the White House and the Republicans to another frustrating week. .
Social media posts from the AOC team after Friday’s town hall made no reference to the protesters.
‘Thank you to everyone who joined us at the May Town Hall tonight in Corona! We had a great turnout, even on Memorial Day weekend! ”, read a Facebook post from his official page.
‘It was amazing answering all your questions, discussing debt limit negotiations and more. See you next month!’ the congresswoman tweeted in a separate post.
In 2022, AOC was photographed dancing onstage as protesters chanted “AOC must go” at a town hall in Queens.
In 2022, AOC danced alongside protesters at a town hall who drummed telling him to resign.
The smiling congresswoman shrugged off the aggressive criticism as she took a sip from a bottle of water and began to sway her shoulders to the chants.
He sat on a stage the entire time and continued to smile even as a furious woman looked ready to explode in anger as she yelled from the seats.
Comedian Alex Stein posted a video of AOC ordering the crowd to ‘listen up’.
He jokingly wrote: ‘I can’t tell you in words how much it turns me on when AOC talks like that!’
Some scolded the sitting member for her apparent disregard for the opinions of the people who put her in office.
‘Are [sic] Your own constituents interrupted you the other night and you started dancing and demeaning them? Hopefully they’re waking up to the realization that he has yet to pass a single piece of legislation for them or anyone else and they’ll remove him from office!’ Brent Smith wrote.
One user identified by the username @nashland wrote: ‘You are an embarrassment and a disgrace, sitting there ‘dancing’ at your town hall meeting instead of addressing the very serious issues people are raising. Do you think war is funny?
Tiffany Justice, co-founder of the parental rights group Moms for Liberty, wrote: “Any good leader would be considerate when dealing with constituents who are upset with their leadership. Not this woman.
‘Watch as AOC sits, wife-legs spread, taunting her constituents by dancing and sticking out her tongue as they tell her they want her out of office. Disgusting,’ she said.
As the screams in the room grew louder, AOC told a man in the crowd, “Very elegant, thank you, sir.”
Earlier this week, AOC mocked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign launch, saying on Twitter that more people watched her play video games than her ad.
While this month, the congresswoman made headlines for openly referring to the Navy veteran-involved strangulation death of homeless Michael Jackson impersonator Jordan Neely on May 1.
She tweeted before the charges were filed that Neely’s ‘killer’ was being ‘protected’ while ‘many in power demonized the poor’.
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