'Proudly Ignorant': Dem Socialist Candidate Ridiculed for Claiming Israel Occupying Palestine
Ocasio-Cortez: I'm 'not the expert' on this issue.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being roundly criticized for flubbing a question in which she criticized Israel’s "occupation” of the Palestinian territories.
Ocasio-Cortez, who surprisingly won a New York Democratic primary on a socialist platform, made the remark during an interview on PBS’s "Firing Line" on Friday.
When host Margaret Hoover asked her to clarify what she meant, the 28-year-old political newcomer fumbled over her words and acknowledged that she is "not the expert at geopolitics on this issue."
Her admission led to intense criticism on Twitter...
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacks Israel, calls them the occupiers of Palestine.
When pressed on what she meant she struggled to give an answer and then admitted she does not know what she is talking about. pic.twitter.com/e3Uq1eupD3
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 16, 2018
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) July 16, 2018
Another Democratic Socialist moron https://t.co/luvQ3pMhxG
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) July 17, 2018
"I can see Palestine from my house" except for real https://t.co/U8499XMFcH
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 16, 2018
“I am a firm believer in finding a two-state solution on this issue, and I’m happy to sit down with leaders on both of these. For me, I just look at things through a human rights lens, and I may not use the right words. I know this is a very intense issue," Ocasio-Cortez said.
On "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday, conservative commentator Michael Knowles said Ocasio-Cortez is a good representation of where the Democratic Party stands: "Proudly ignorant and thoroughly anti-Israel."
"Margaret Hoover, in that television program, scratched just below the surface and Ocasio-Cortez had no answer, she didn't know anything. All she had learned was ideology," Knowles said.
He said Ocasio-Cortez -- who is set to square off against Republican Anthony Pappas in New York’s 14th Congressional district race in the fall -- essentially has the House seat locked up, so she's only hurting herself by doing so many interviews and exposing her lack of knowledge.
"If Ocasio-Cortez were smart, she would have locked herself in a closet until November."