AOC Criticizes Biden Over Block of Israel Cease-Fire Resolution
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is speaking out against the Biden administration over its veto of a cease-fire resolution in Gaza.
Ocasio-Cortez referred to the move as "shameful" in her mockery of President Joe Biden.
'Shameful': AOC blasts Biden admin for blocking UN Gaza cease-fire resolution https://t.co/f2xFFUBFxA
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"The Biden [administration] can no longer reconcile their professed concern for Palestinians and human rights while also single-handedly vetoing the UN’s call for ceasefire and sidestepping the entire US Congress to unconditionally back the indiscriminate bombing of Gaza," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on X.
"Thirteen countries voted in favor of demanding an immediate cease-fire and a release of all hostages in the conflict between Israel and Hamas on Friday. The U.S. voted against it, and the U.K. abstained, according to Fox News.
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“It would simply leave Hamas in place, able to regroup and repeat what it did on Oct. 7,” Robert Wood, the US deputy ambassador to the UN said following the vote.
“This resolution essentially says Israel should just tolerate this,” Wood added. “We do not support this resolution’s call for an unsustainable cease-fire that will only plant the seeds for the next war.”
While the U.N. called for releasing hostages, the move also sought an immediate cease-fire rather than pushing to end the operations of Hamas in Gaza and beyond.
The comments by the U.N. have long favored Arab nations who have largely opposed Israel and support Palestinians, with the U.S. often the deciding veto blocking anti-Israel efforts.
The latest move showed the Biden administration's support for Israel's self-defense but wasn't a good move in the eyes of AOC.
Instead, the congresswoman again sided with Hamas in calling for Israel to end its response, adding to growing concerns about the Squad's antisemitic views.