Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was meeting with people from her district this weekend when matters turned to foreign policy.
After she criticized America and President Trump, two veterans who were in the meeting got up and walked out. Who could blame them?
The New York Post reported:
Veterans walk out of meeting with Ocasio-Cortez after she bashes US foreign policy
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bashed US foreign policy during a private meeting with Bronx community leaders, prompting two military veterans to storm out.
“She knocks the country, she knocks the president. And that’s not what America is about,” said Silvio Mazzella, a Vietnam War vet and treasurer of Community Board 11.
Anthony Vitaliano — an Army veteran who worked in the NYPD for 38 years, and commanded the Bronx’s homicide detectives — was sitting between Ocasio-Cortez and a staffer for the freshman Dem.
“I just couldn’t hear her BS anymore,” the former CB11 chairman said. “I just got up, got my umbrella in my hand and walked right out.”…
“Talking about America, that really turned me off completely,” said Mazzella, 74, who said he fought in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968.
When Israel came up later in the meeting, Ocasio-Cortez suggested President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are autocrats, according to a person at the meeting.
“I was revolted,” said the attendee, who didn’t want his name published.
The veterans went on FOX News to describe how it went down.
The Blaze reports:
Veterans set record straight after Ocasio-Cortez spox denies they left politicized meeting
Army veteran Anthony Vitaliano, 78, and Vietnam War veteran Silvio Mazzella, 74, confirmed they walked out of the meeting despite Trent’s claims.
In their interview, Vitaliano recounted what happened during the contentious meeting in which Ocasio-Cortez denounced “American bombs,” President Donald Trump, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Vitaliano also hammered Ocasio-Cortez for being noticeably absent from her district while her national profile has exploded.
“It was a prepared agenda for the — let’s put in this way, she is our congresswoman from January, we haven’t seen her in our area until May 28, Tuesday at 5:30. Everybody else in the United States has seen her except her own district,” Vitaliano said.
Mazzella said Ocasio-Cortez’s comments reminded him of the negative treatment he received upon coming home after fighting in the Vietnam War, which inspired him to walk out of the meeting.
“Didn’t feel good. It actually reminds me when I came home from ‘Nam and we had the protesters here,” he said. “You know that’s not the way to treat people.”
Watch the video:
Good for these men for speaking out.