The Republican National Committee on Tuesday criticized Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., for calling for her answers to a question on why she called for a ceasefire in Israel following the attack by Hamas.
The group said in a post on X that Ocasio-Cortez’s effort to explain the reasoning behind her ceasefire call “does not go well.” The post included a clip of Ocasio-Cortez on CNN.
“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spends almost three minutes trying to explain her calls for a ‘ceasefire’ after Hamas terrorists brutally massacred innocent Israelis and it does not go well,” the RNC wrote on their RNC Research account.
“Israel does have a right to self defense,” Ocasio-Cortez said, but asked if “collective punishment qualifies as defense.”
Phillips pushed back asking how is Israel supposed “to deal with Hamas?”
Ocasio-Cortez responded by saying that a number of options should be “examined” without offering a specific answer.
Ocasio-Cortez joined with several other Democratic lawmakers in the House in a resolution calling for an immediate de-escalation and ceasefire in Israel, where Israeli forces are targeting the Gaza Strip after being attacked by the militant group Hamas.
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