Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has slammed the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, an pro-Israel lobbying group, for its social media attack on a Republican congressman who voted against legislation pushed by the organization. “AIPAC endorsed scores of Jan 6th insurrectionists. They are no friend to American democracy,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on social media, later adding that they were “racist and bigoted” and an “extremist organization.” It came after AIPAC denounced Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) for voting with members of “the Squad,” including Ocasio-Cortez and Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN), for neither standing with Israel nor condemning Hamas in a House resolution that affirmed that the U.S. supports “Israel as it defends itself.” Justice Democrats, a progressive PAC, also weighed in, saying that AIPAC had backed 109 Republican Congress members who voted to overturn the 2020 election.
AIPAC endorsed scores of Jan 6th insurrectionists. They are no friend to American democracy.
They are one of the more racist and bigoted PACs in Congress as well, who disproportionately target members of color.
They are an extremist organization that destabilizes US democracy. https://t.co/I7KeLBHttJ
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 1, 2023