During a town hall meeting on Friday, U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez encountered a hostile response from attendees. Taking place in Queens, the event saw the ‘Squad’ member facing boos, heckles, and interruption from the crowd. People voiced their strong disagreement, including a man holding American flags who demanded prioritizing U.S. citizens over migrants, hurling insults at Ocasio-Cortez.
According to Fox:
The man also repeated a debunked claim that military veterans were being kicked out of New York City hotels to make room for migrants. One man who said he was an Iraq War veteran tried to calm the crowd down in support of the congresswoman.
“Immigrants have nothing to do with vets,” the man said, holding a microphone after Ocasio-Cortez allowed him to speak. “We all came through Ellis Island. Things are different. Things change over time.”
During a discussion about the June 5 debt default deadline, Ocasio-Cortez stated she believes the Biden administration should eliminate the debt limit. She has claimed that a failure to raise the limit would cause massive chaos in the U.S. economy.
“I don’t like that Republicans passed a $1.7 trillion tax cut on the wealthiest people in this country,” she said at one point. Protesters noted that the U.S. has provided billions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine. The Biden administration has provided Ukraine with nearly $40 billion in military aid since Russia invaded in late February 2022.
AOC will always face ridicule from conservatives if you she continues to push far-left policies. And there is no doubt that she will continue.