Last week, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caught the media’s attention yet again for her theatrics in Congress. The radical representative was filmed weeping following a vote to give another $1 billion to Israel to restore its Iron Dome missile interception system. AOC’s crocodile tears didn’t fool anyone and now some are saying it may have even cost her political future.
It’s clear that AOC’s ambition reached far beyond the House of Representatives, she’s refused to rule out a primary challenge against Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer. However, AOC’s tears likely just cost her an important demographic in New York; Jewish Americans.
Fox News reports:
Jessica Tarlov, a Fox News contributor and political analyst who serves as senior director of research and consumer insight for Bustle Digital Group, says Ocasio-Cortez should be wary of “crossing Jewish voters.”
“AOC has proven herself to possess an incredible amount of political savvy, but winning statewide is a whole other beast,” Tarlov said, noting Ocasio-Cortez’s victory “in an extremely low-turnout election with an opponent who didn’t even show up to debate.”
Doug Schoen, a political pollster, consultant and former adviser to Bill Clinton also noted that AOC holds little chance of running a successful campaign against Schumer regardless of her tears.
“The vast majority of Jewish voters support Schumer, will stay with him, and it really doesn’t matter what AOC says or does,” Schoen said, noting that Ocasio-Cortez is “perceived as anti-Israel.” Following her meltdown on the House floor, Schoen said it is “now confirmed [Ocasio-Cortez] is anti-Israel.”
“She is very hostile to Israel and to Jews,” Schoen added. “She will get virtually no support in the Jewish community, but if she were to run she would be running without any expectation of getting Jewish support.”
Looks like AOC rained on her own parade.