AOC Says Marginalized Communities Have 'No Choice But To Riot'

Freshman U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) said she thinks marginalized groups have to riot.

Washington, DC – Freshman U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) said some marginalized communities have been deprived of resources to a point where they have “no choice but to riot.”

Ocasio-Cortez made the comments on Tuesday during an interview on hip hop morning show “Ebro in the Morning” on WQHT, CBS News reported.

“I believe that injustice is a threat to the safety of all people, because once you have a group that is marginalized and marginalized and marginalized — once someone doesn't have access to clean water, they have no choice but to riot, right? And it doesn't have to be that way,” she said.

The show’s host said that the “corrupt” governments of Israel, the United States, Russia, and Saudi Arabia were “all working in concert.” FOX News reported.

“How do you have white supremacist Jews?” host Ebro Darden asked Ocasio-Cortez. “How do you have people like Stephen Miller? How do you have these individuals who are legit aligning with racism and white supremacy, but they're Jewish? And it's something that most people can't wrap their brains around. But it's a real thing.”

Then she accused those countries of criminal behavior, FOX News reported.

“And what's going on with Israel and Palestine, while it's very, very, deep, it is very, very, criminal, and it is very, very unjust,” Ebro said.

Instead of defending the country’s actions, the controversial new congresswoman agreed with the host’s characterization, according to FOX News.

"I'm not even talking about Palestinians," Ocasio-Cortez said. "I'm talking about communities in poverty in the United States, I'm talking about Latin America, I'm talking about all over the world."

"We experienced times like that in our history in this country," she said and referenced the Bronx riots in the 1960s. "Social destabilization is what happens when people do not have a plan or feel like there's no vision for their future."

Then the congresswoman, who supports the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, complained that she has been unfairly accused of anti-Semitism by conservatives.

"The same way that me criticizing Trump doesn't make me anti-American, criticizing the occupation doesn't make you anti-Israel,” Ocasio-Cortez asserted. “It doesn't mean that you are against the existence of a nation. It means that you believe in human rights, and it's about making sure that Palestinian human rights are equal to Israeli human rights, and there are a lot of troubling things happening there.”

She said that Palestinians have no other option but to turn to violence because they have been “marginalized,” FOX News reported.

“Jewish people have been persecuted throughout all of human history, but I don't think that by marginalizing Palestinians, you create safety,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

Her remarks drew censure and condemnation from Jewish organizations who were still reeling after her June comments that likened U.S. border detention facilities to the concentration camps of World War II, the New York Post reported.

“Ocasio-Cortez could be forgiven for being ignorant about history, about Israel, or about the Jewish community, but these comments don’t come from a place of ignorance,” Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matt Brooks said. “They come from an intolerance of Jews and Israel that is unacceptable in the halls of Congress and in American political ­discourse.”

The former bartender-turned-legislator agreed with the show’s host that young Jewish people wanted to get rid of Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu, the New York Post reported.

“I think, too, where we’re at as a country when it comes to Israel-Palestine is very much a generational issue,” Ocasio-Cortez agreed.

She complained that conservatives call people anti-Semitic if they criticize Israel, the New York Post reported.

The Republican Jewish Coalition in Congress has called on Democrats to condemn the remarks by Ocasio-Cortez, but thus far haven’t been satisfied with the results.

“Democrats must speak out against these outrageous comments by a sitting Democratic member of the House,” Brooks said.

Comments (54)
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JBo
JBo

Well...it IS Ocasio-Cortez, soooo...no surprise here.

Woobie46
Woobie46

This bitch is gonna take us there...and we must be prepared.

WatchYourSix
WatchYourSix

Promoting civil unrest now? Just when I thought she couldn't get any dumber. She's only hurting her party. What a ridiculous human being.

LEO0301
LEO0301

So she promotes rioting and the far left remains silent. The craziness of these people and the socialist media that covers them is mind-blowing to say the least.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Well provided they keep it in their own neighborhoods, I'm inclined to agree with her. The more they riot, the more real citizens will flock to conservative support of law and order. She is a blessing in disguise. Trump knows it. He let them spout their crazy socialism (since when is rioting a socialism norm?), until one day he decided to tweet about the condition of their districts. AOC is too new to be responsible for her district being a shithole, but with statements like that, all we need is one riot and one reporter to connect the dots.

Factoid
Factoid

Inciting a riot carries up to a five year prison sentence. Should be more for someone with a pulpit that large.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Promoting rioting and more problems. Do we really want these people in these positions, with the way she says things and her way of thinking? She better watch out because karma is a bitch.

Dumbfounded
Dumbfounded

"She complained that conservatives call people anti-Semitic if they criticize Israel" - you mean like calling anyone racist or a bigot that dares to criticize a ethnic or female person?

Janken
Janken

Honestly, she is such a loser. I pray she doesnt get voted back in. She is s person that cant think

new2lv2
new2lv2

The only people I've noticed who have been marginalized are straight, white, Christian, American patriots. So according to her dumbass we should riot?

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

What type of person "defames" the halls of the United States Congress by making such ridiculous remarks and saying inflammatory statements? She needs to go and she needs to go quickly!!! They complain and complain about some of the things the President says and then allow a person like her to stir up an entire group basically telling them they have no choice but to riot!!! She needs to be charged if they do riot with inciting violence and jailed. I wish someone would start the impeachment drive for her and we could get rid of her FOREVER! She is a disgrace to the Institution and every person who ever walked the halls of Congress! It's time, her camera grabbing, egotistical attitude, and barmaid mentality needs to go immediately!

TONYAPARNELL
TONYAPARNELL

GET THIS BITCH OUT OF CONGRESS

Luv2Read
Luv2Read

Baltimore is a "marginalized" city according to AOC. Since 1967 (52 yrs), there have been 0 Republican mayors. Since 1969, Maryland's Republicans held the Governor's seat from 2004-2007 and 2015-present. Who marginalized Baltimore??? WUS Senate Seat #1...since 1977 (42 yrs) the dems have held this seat consistently; #2...since 1987 (32 yrs) the dems have held both seats. So who marginalized Baltimore, @aoc?

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

She slipped through the cracks and ended up elected by accident.

The express
The express

Get this POS out of office.

Jones24
Jones24

Why does this goofball get so much attention? We need to start ignoring her ignorant ass!

Budman2082
Budman2082

"Marginalized" she learned a new word. She doesn't know what it means but she will throw it around like she thinks she does.

Gramercy
Gramercy

Yeah...definitely a poor, poor solution...really?? let's riot???? But then again, they might just kill themselves and rationality might move in on those remaining...

Farmer
Farmer

I wake up every morning and listen intently to get advice on foreign policy from a 29 year old bartender.

Stanracer
Stanracer

This nutjob again?? Just ignore her, maybe she will go away.

Raymelson
Raymelson

Idoits have no boundaries I would vote for tare an feathers an deport asap

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

All I have to do is see AOC said and I know something unintelligent is about to be said. Once again I am proven right, she did what socialist do called for riots, that is until they are in control. Then you will have to shut your mouth and never ever say anything critical of them and you may not disagree with what they are doing.

observer1
observer1

It would be fun to watch an Israeli female soldier who is skilled in martial arts work over this rotten female. In fact put her and the other squad members in a ring with her at the same time to be taught a "life changing" lesson.

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

Those Lawmakers that are ignoring there Oath of Office and keep inciting unlawful behavior should be fired. Especially the "Squad" with there ignoring there job duties and total anti-American agenda.

qazwiz
qazwiz

WILL SHE EVER LEARN? She probably don't even know that she just told 60% white population (being marginalized by Loony Leftists Bullpucky) to riot and target her the Queen Loon herself.....

if she gets reelected Trump needs to drop the football in New York (almost said Minnesota confusing her with her sister in stupidity)

George27305
George27305

So now we have AOC because the lazy, 10 term Dem, Joseph Crowley, didn't bother to defend his position....sending surrogates to "debate" AOC, while she got out the vote in the primary among all her friends. Thanks a lot Joseph, for nothing!

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

I've day dreamed about getting this deranged educated derelict alone and feeding something the size of a CAT diesel exhaust pipe in her mouth. If she is going to consume precious oxygen flapping those over size lips...they should be working on a worth while ....

Propolice
Propolice

Hopes she is caught outside right in the middle of the next riot. The entire DemoRatic party has lost their mind. TRUMP 2020!

Flynguy
Flynguy

Wouldn’t this be grounds to eradicate some rioting vermin? Rats are rats even if you call em hood rats.

Boba booy
Boba booy

Stop giving this total aszzhole press!!@##@conversation ! Tired of hearing of a dumbaszzz that has no business in our governments office!!! :(

Boba booy
Boba booy

It's one of the most amazing things ever seen in government that this nutty woman is in there let alone left to stay there!!! World has gone wacky!!@@###!! Def bizarre!!!@##@!! :o

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

clean water, they have no choice but to riot, right? And it doesn't have to be that way,”

This quote sounds quite reasonable. If I had no access to clean water, then I would riot. I think all of us would whether we admit it or not!