Newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tried to claim this week that her infamous suggestion in 2018 that Israelis are occupying Palestine was “doctored.”
THREAD: Ocasio-Cortez blatantly lies about what happened with her July 2018 remarks on Israel "occupying" Palestine
She falsely claims the video "got doctored and then the doctored video was the one that ended up on Fox News and then like everyone just sees the doctored version" pic.twitter.com/ZeLz5NMEok
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 31, 2019
In July of last year, the 29-year-old politician told PBS’ Margaret Hoover, “I think what people are starting to see, at least in the occupation of Palestine, is just an increasing crisis of humanitarian condition.”
Hoover asked Ocasio-Cortez to expand some on the radical comment, but after stumbling for a few minutes, the Democrat failed to explain herself.
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacks Israel, calls them the occupiers of Palestine.
When pressed on what she meant she struggled to give an answer and then admitted she does not know what she is talking about. pic.twitter.com/e3Uq1eupD3
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 16, 2018
Needless to say, the brief back-and-forth between the two women sparked quite a reaction on social media and even led conservative commentator Allie Stuckey to create a parody video days after the initial clip went viral.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to Stuckey’s video at the time, accusing Republicans of “faking” her comments in misleading videos because they’re “so scared” of her.
Republicans are so scared of me that they’re faking videos and presenting them as real on Facebook because they can’t deal with reality anymore.
Here’s one bonafide truth:
Election Day is November 6th. https://t.co/Z7MfisgiWl
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 24, 2018
Now, seemingly trying to brush over all of it, Ocasio-Cortez told The Intercept that no one really understood what she was saying because the videos — presumably all of them? — were fabricated.
She said the clip with Hoover “got doctored and then the doctored video was the one that ended up on Fox News and then like everyone just sees the doctored version instead of the actual exchange.”