AOC calls Netanyahu a 'war criminal,' says he 'should not be addressing Congress'

The Israeli prime minister is set to address lawmakers on July 24.

Jarryd Jaeger Vancouver, BC

On Tuesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubled down on her contention that Benjamin Netenyahu should not have been invited to speak in front of Congress. The Israeli prime minister, who she labelled a "war criminal," is set to address lawmakers on July 24.

The far-left congresswoman is just one of many Democrats who has voiced their displeasure with the fact that Netanyahu will be visiting the United States next month, with some saying they will skip the event altogether if it is not cancelled.

"This man should not be addressing Congress," she wrote in a post on X atop a clip of Netanyahu slamming the Biden administration for withholding weapons and ammunition to Israel. "He is a war criminal. And he certainly has no regard for US law, which is explicitly designed to prevent US weapons from facilitating human rights abuses. His invitation should be revoked. It should've never been sent in the 1st place."

Many X users questioned why she had been silent when Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky addressed Congress. When he did visit the joint session, many lawmakers waved Ukrainian flags on the floor of the US House. During a previous visit, Nancy Pelosi and Kamala Harris raised a larged Ukrainian flag.

Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez was asked by a reporter about the visit and said, in no uncertain terms, that Netanyahu "shouldn't be here."

"He shouldn't be addressing Congress," she added. "I don't think that it is productive for a Republican or a Democrat to invite him."

Since the war broke out following Hamas' massacre of hundreds of civilians in Israel, Ocasio-Cortez has been open about her position of "ceasefire now." Just two weeks after the Iranian-backed Palestinian terrorist organization carried out the brutal attack, she released a video in which she discussed the two sides. While she admitted that Hamas' holding of hostages was a "war crime," a much larger portion of the video was dedicated to blasting Israel and its government for their treatment of the Palestinians. "War crimes do not justify war crimes," she argued.

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