New York Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the largest pander bears in the Democrat zoo, and her latest attempt at trying to give herself another advantage in the Oppression Olympics is a doozy.
According to Ocasio-Cortez, she is part Jewish and claimed that her family was Sephardic Jews while speaking at a Hannukah party organized by the left-wing Jews for Racial and Economic Justice.
“A very, very long time ago – generations and generations ago – my family consisted of Sephardic Jews,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“The story goes, during the Spanish Inquisition, so many people were forced to convert on the exterior to Catholicism, but on the interior continued to practice their faith and continued to be who they were, even though they were pressured to not be that on the outside world.”
At Hanukkah event with @JFREJNYC in an moving speech, @Ocasio2018 shares that her family were Sephardic Jews who fled to Puerto Rico. “So many of our destinies are tied beyond our understanding” pic.twitter.com/68bjuCFnDD
— Taly Krupkin (@TalyKrupkin) December 10, 2018
At this time there’s no proof that Ocasio-Cortez has Jewish heritage, and it’s highly possible we’re looking at an Elizabeth Warren type of situation where someone is claiming to be part of a race they’re not for cheap political points. Ocasio-Cortez is not above this, as she’s been caught lying in the past about her supposed poor origins. It turned out she was raised in one of the wealthiest counties in the United States.
Ben Shapiro doesn’t seem to be buying it either.
Appearing on Fox News @ Night with host Shannon Bream, Shapiro dissected Ocasio-Cortez’s pandering to the Jewish community as what it is, and noted she’s not the first Democrat to claim Jewish heritage to distract from their policies that actually hurt Jewish people. This includes Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, according to Shapiro.
“I’m very sick of politicians just generally claiming that some sort of heritage allows them to get off the hook for their current political positions,” Shapiro told Bream. “I’ve never heard anything about Ocasio-Cortez’s Jewish heritage before this. We’ve seen politicians like Hilary Clinton and John Kerry do the same thing talking about their Jewish heritage so they don’t actually have to talk about their policies with regard to Jews.”
“Ocasio-Cortez is incredibly close with people like Linda Sarsour, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and she’s not shy about associating with folks who are fans of the anti-Semitic boycott, divestment and sanctions regime so, again, it’s an easy way of avoiding the question but it has about as much political weight as somebody being accused of racism and then saying, ‘Well, I once had a black friend,'” he continued.
Shapiro then ripped into how Ocasio-Cortez is far from sympathetic to the Jewish cause and is, in fact, antisemitic when you weigh all of her positions.
“If you are in favor of boycotting, divesting and sanctioning the Jewish state but you’re fine with everything the Palestinians are doing, the Iranians are, the Saudis are doing, the Yemenis are doing, the Afghanis are doing or any other country in the region that has no human rights so speak of, but you’re somehow going to boycott Israel because somebody’s building an extra bathroom in Jewish East Jerusalem, then suddenly that’s not anti-Semitic? Of course that’s anti-Semitic by definition,” said Shapiro.
“The State Department says, if you are to treat Israel in a way you would treat no other state, then this is the definition of anti-Semitism. BDS is anti-Semitism and Ocasio-Cortez has not disassociated with anyone who has associated with BDS or radical anti-Israel activities,” he added.
Ocasio-Cortez is indeed on record calling Israel “occupied Palestine” in the now infamous interview where she had to admit that she knows absolutely nothing about the situation between Israel and Palestinian peoples.
Once again, this seems to just be Ocasio-Cortez attempting to pull one over on anyone gullible enough to believe her.