Ocasio-Cortez defends Omar’s Israel remarks, questions Democratic detractors


You couldn’t tell by the picture that graces the latest cover of Rolling Stone magazine, but the infighting between the less progressive and the new, very progressive wings of the Democratic Party, continues as freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has come out against Rep. Juan Vargas in support of fellow controversial freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Rep. Omar has been excoriated by Republicans and fellow Democrats for her second anti-Semitic, anti-Israel remarks, remarks that have prompted a bipartisan call for her to step down from the Foreign Affairs Committed she sits on.

Ocasio-Cortez questioned Vargas condemnation of Omar’s remarks, suggesting that she “apologize for her offense comments.”