According to The New York Post, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez angered several military veterans after she criticized US foreign policy, causing them to walk out of the private meeting with Bronx community leaders.
“She knocks the country, she knocks the president. And that’s not what America is about,” said Vietnam War vet Silvio Mazzella.
“I just couldn’t hear her BS anymore,” Anthony Vitaliano told the outlet. “I just got up, got my umbrella in my hand and walked right out.”
Ocasio-Cortez was critical of the US policy of providing bombs to Saudi Arabia and made the statement that President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are “autocrats.”
AOC’s office says only one person left and it was because they had to go pick up their kids. “The only person that left the meeting while it was underway was someone who had to go pick up their children,” Corbin Trent, a spokesperson for AOC said.
But those who walked out dispute that claim.
“That’s bulls–t. Everybody that was there knows I walked out,” Vitaliano said.