Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bashed US foreign policy during a private meeting with Bronx community leaders, prompting two military veterans to storm out. Said said Silvio Mazzella, “She knocks the country, she knocks the president. And that’s not what America is about”. Silvio is treasurer of Community Board 11 and a Vietnam War vet.
Another Army veteran, Anthony Vitaliano, who also worked at the NYPD for over 38 years, and was Chairman of CB 11 said:
[Tweet “I just couldn’t hear her BS anymore, I just got up, got my umbrella in my hand and walked right out.”]
AOC held the closed-door meeting with about a dozen members of the board on Wednesday night, marking a rare visit to the Bronx part of her district.
One Middle Eastern board member raised the issue of the conflict in Yemen.
The progressive firebrand slammed the US policy of providing bombs to Saudi Arabia, which has supported Yemen’s government in a brutal civil war, according to attendees. Some blamed her for not including the roles of other nations in explaining the volatile region’s violence.
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