Anti-war protesters confronted Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during an event Wednesday.
In a video shared to social media by user “Jose Vega” who tagged a friend, “Kynan,” the latter can be heard screaming at the congresswoman.
“None of this matters unless there’s a nuclear war, which you voted to send arms and weapons to Ukraine,” he shouted. Kynan’s attention then turned to former Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, who officially announced she was leaving the political party Monday.
“She’s left the Democratic party because they’re war hawks!” Kynan continued. He then accused Ocasio-Cortez of voting to start the war in Ukraine, which some argue could develop into a third World War and a nuclear war with Russia and China.
My friend @Noggatone and I confronted Congresswoman @AOC on her support for Nuclear War and Ukrainian Nazis. I call her out for being a coward in the face of the party that will push us all into Nuclear war right now. Will she stand up like @TulsiGabbard and fight for peace? pic.twitter.com/aQiQvQSWIN
— Jose Vega (@JosBtrigga) October 13, 2022
Vega then joined in the rage, accusing Ocasio-Cortez of sending “money to Ukrainian Nazis.” He then screamed, “I believed in you, and you became the very thing you sought to fight against. That’s what you’ve become. You are the establishment.”
He then asked Ocasio-Cortez to denounce the Democratic party, which she refused to do. (RELATED: Ocasio-Cortez Says She Was Going To Physically Assault Comedian Who Commented On Her Body)
Ocasio-Cortez argued back, a lot of which is hard to understand. What could be heard was her calling the protesters “rude” for their interruption. The two men appear to have confronted Ocasio-Cortez during a live Town Hall event on legislative victories and opportunities for constituents, which she promoted on her official government Twitter page Wednesday.